Shamefully, the Texas Senate just voted to pass a law leaving tens of thousands of Texans without access to life-saving care.— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) July 13, 2013
The vote, according to various other messaging I've seen, was 19-11.
How quickly will a federal judge enjoin the legislation after Perry signs it? How soon is one of these restrictive laws going to reach the Supreme Court?
Some believe this fight is over with this vote tonight, but they're wrong. The fight for the future of Texas is just beginning.
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) July 13, 2013
Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:28 PM PT: New York Times:
AUSTIN, Tex. — The Texas Senate gave final passage on Friday to one of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country, legislation championed by Gov. Rick Perry, who rallied the Republican-controlled Legislature late last month after a Democratic filibuster blocked the bill and intensified already passionate resistance by abortion-rights supporters.http://www.nytimes.com/...
The bill, which Mr. Perry is expected to sign, bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and holds abortion clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers...
Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM PT:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 13, 2013
The measure bans abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, mandates abortion clinics become ambulatory surgical centers, tightens usage guidelines for the drug RU486 and requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic at which they're providing such services.Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM PT:
— Aaron Peña (@AaronPena) July 13, 2013
— mistressmatisse (@mistressmatisse) July 13, 2013
Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM PT:
— ʎdǝǝɥƆ Deefy (@shesists) July 13, 2013