As of this writing, State Senator Wendy Davis is in her tenth hour of a 13-hour filibuster (you can watch here) against Senate Bill 5, a bill which would drastically limit Texas women’s access to safe abortions. If the bill is put into law, 37 of Texas’s 42 abortion clinics will be closed. Davis has promised to filibuster until the close of today’s Senate session, tweeting: “The leadership may not want to listen to TX women, but they will have to listen to me. I intend to filibuster this bill.
#SB5 #txlege” We’ve been watching a live stream of the filibuster and following along on Twitter, where an army of supporters both in and out of Texas are offering words of encouragement to Wendy via the #standwithwendy hashtag.
Even President Obama is in on it, tweeting: “Something special is happening in Austin tonight: http://OFA.BO/CBZ6c7
We’ve collected some of the powerful images that supporters (who are wearing orange “stand with Texas women” tees) are tweeting from the Texas legislature’s gallery, and we’re sharing them after the jump.
Lilith Fund ?
#sb5 #txlege #standwithwendy pic.twitter.com/UlWYeyPWV1
Planned Parenthood ?
@CecileRichards joins the crowd in #txlege gallery, watching @WendyDavisTexas stand strong. #sb5 #standwithwendy pic.twitter.com/zQnQpcCKqj
Lilith Fund ?
@WendyDavisTexas, we got your back! FOUR MORE HOURS to shut this thing down. #feministarmy #standwithWendy pic.twitter.com/Ry0uhGxfOk
ACLU of Northern CA ?
@ACLU_NorCal stands with Texas women! — #StandWithWendy — #SB5 #TXlege #fem2 #teamACLU @ACLUTx @WendyDavisTexas pic.twitter.com/B4aJ3yW04U
kt musselman ?
Look at that. Via
@shefalil Three floors of people in line for the gallery. Wow. pic.twitter.com/zKRF8E3nww #txlege #SB5 #standwithwendy
#LOVE RT @JuddLegum: From inside the Texas capitol: “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” pic.twitter.com/88cl6OwzRm #SB5”
Alison Turkos ?
#TXlege #StandWithWendy RT @CecileRichards: Every time an orange shirt walks out, another walks in. #SB5 #gowendygo! pic.twitter.com/W0jI7W6WYw
Lee Henderson ?
Supporter just lettered this shirt”Thank You Wendy Davis” on way to
#txlege #SB5 #StandWithWendy @naraltx @PPact pic.twitter.com/wmpDMabnIP