The Texas Observer

Photos From Wendy Davis’ Filibuster and the Senate Battle Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Photos From Wendy Davis’ Filibuster and the Senate Battle Over Anti-Abortion Bill

With the Texas Senate poised to approve one the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country—just 15 minutes before the midnight deadline—and Senate Democrats apparently out of maneuvers, the crowd took over. Thousands of orange-clad abortion-rights activists who packed the Texas Capitol all day began roaring louder and louder until they literally shouted down the final minutes of the 30-day special session before Republicans could pass the bill. Read the full account of last night’s Senate battle.