Last night around 9pm, President Obama tweeted: “Something special is happening in Texas tonight.”
He was referring to the one-woman filibuster by Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis to kill a sweeping pro life legislation known as SB5.
After hours of filibustering, the evening ended in a state of confusion as legislators tried to end the debate and bring the bill up for a vote while an unruly mob of abortion supporters shouted from the gallery.
Unfortunately the clock ran out as lawmakers battled over technicalities and the legislative special session came to an end before the vote could be tallied.
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood who was rallying her pro-abortion cheerleaders in the Capitol rotunda throughout the night, took to Twitter and proudly tweeted:
Cheers erupted in the halls of the Capitol as the more than 800 Planned Parenthood minions celebrated the death of the bill.
But what exactly was in this prolife omnibus to stir such passion among pro-abortion supporters?
The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. Also, doctors would be required to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
These regulations are not much different than those we impose upon dentists, podiatrists and other out-patient clinics. And considering that vast majority of Americans support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks (the point at which the baby is said to feel excruciating pain), one is left wondering, why such a common-sense bill triggered such vitriolic reaction.
It’s interesting to point out that during the time that Davis was on the floor filibustering, over 1000 babies had been killed across the United States at the hands of abortionists. As Davis encased her arguments with innocuous terms like “women’s health,” and “individual rights,” she and her supporters were actually fighting to protect late-term abortionists like Houston’s Douglas Karpen, who has recently been accused by staffers of performing illegal late-term and partial-birth abortions.
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