The ad begins with a narrator announcing, “A tree fell on Greg Abbott — he sued and got millions.” Abbott, who is expected to win by a wide margin next month, has been a paraplegic since 1984.
The state was previously permitted to enforce laws that forced all but eight abortion facilities in the state to shutter.
Campaign staffers will represent Davis at LGBT pride events this weekend instead.
Texas democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, known for her filibuster of the state’s 20-week abortion ban last year, says she had an abortion in 1997.
The law would have required abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards, but opponents argued it would make it too costly to remain open.
Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to DOJ saying Texas could not comply with some of the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. So far, he’s the only governor that’s done so.
The Democratic candidate for Texas governor was divorced at 21 — not 19, as she’s said in the past.
Ride with the dictator as he travels through 2013 and beyond.
The Texas state senator who gained admirers and headlines after her abortion bill filibuster in June makes her campaign official. “I took to the senate floor determined to block the bill the only way I could — by filibustering,” she says.
The newly famous Texas state senator likes her Lululemon and Louboutins.
In a Washington speech, the liberal icon tries to play up her bipartisan credentials. She’s strongly considering a run for governor in the deep red state.
The Texas state senator spoke at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Monday. She also didn’t rule out accepting a vice presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“Wendy Davis stood up! Hey, hey, hey.”
The governor signed into law on Thursday new abortion restrictions that had sparked a lengthy filibuster and intense protests at the state Capitol.
Mayor Castro responded to a racist tweet after the cover was made public.
Democrats vow to fight the legislation in court.
The Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 Running Shoe: “Guaranteed to outrun patriarchy on race day.”
Plus a surprisingly heartwarming beer commercial, nail art inspired by Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and an interview with someone else named North West.
“You were speaking on the Senate floor…”
Addressing the National Right to Life Conference, Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized Sen. Wendy Davis, referencing her past as a teenage mother.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster of a restrictive abortion law blew up on social media, but cable news networks ignored the buzz and stuck with rebroadcasts of earlier shows. Orlando TV news anchor Mark Joyella on why the cable networks dropped the ball.
The Texas State senator filibustered a controversial, sweeping abortion bill which lawmakers failed to pass. “The LeBron James of filibustering” had a really good night.
The ways state governments restrict women’s abortion rights — without actually coming out and saying it. Written by a lady who’s had one.
Updated: Following Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s marathon filibuster, Texas lawmakers failed to pass the bill, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks and effectively close most abortion clinics in Texas.