I can’t help but bust out a mid-workday post about the filibuster marathon going on right now in the Texas state senate. State Senator Wendy Davis is nearing the four-hour mark on an intended 13 hour filibuster of the heinous anti-woman, anti-health, SB5 which would ban abortions past 20 weeks and close down all but five of the state’s health clinics that provide abortions, as well as a wealth of women’s and family health services.
Senator Davis is reading the testimonies of thousands of Texas women who have had to make the gut-wrenching yet totally personal decision to have an abortion. She is not allowed to eat, drink, go to the bathroom, or even sit or lean on a piece of furniture while she does this, and she must remain speaking the entire time. The footwear she chose to power through this incredible day?