The People’s Filibuster, Texas Senate SB5 Anti-Abortion Bill

The People’s Filibuster, Texas Senate SB5 Anti-Abortion Bill

  • Source: Chase Carter recorded through U-stream
  • Year: 2013
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann


On June 25, 2013, Wendy Davis, a representative in the Texas Senate held a ten hour long filibuster to block the passage of Senate Bill 5, legislation that would create new abortion regulations in Texas. While her filibuster fell short of the 13 hours she was aiming for to kill the bill, the cause was then taken up by loud cheering and chanting from protestors who filled the chamber and succeeded in halting the voting.

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