Today, the Texas state legislature will vote on Senate Bill 5 in a special session called by Texas Governor Rick Perry, following last week’s successful filibuster of the bill, which would close the vast majority of abortion clinics in the state. Naturally, pro-choice activists came out droves, determined to show Perry and his cronies that they won’t take this assault on reproductive rights lying down. Check out what the scene was like in photos and videos posted to Twitter, Instagram and Vine.
Intern Daley is there representing The Frisky! Expect her full report on the rally tomorrow.
Our own Andrea Grimes is there, doing us proud! [via Andrea Grimes]
It’s 2013 and we’re still fighting for this shit? [vía Dan Solomon]
It’s state Senator Wendy Davis, who successfully filibustered the vote last week, only to have Governor Rick Perry call a bullshit special session to vote AGAIN. [via Cecile Richards]
The “feminist army” came armed with T-shirts and protest signs. [via Jessica Luther]
Natalie Maines from The Dixie Chicks performed at the rally. [via PPact]
The scene outside the Capitol building. “This is how we rally in TX,” writes Jessica Luther.
A cool panorama shot of the crowd from the steps of the Capitol building. [via Dan Solomon]
Here’s Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards addressing the crowd. [via nerdette]
These leaflets are being passed out telling everyone how to “behave.”
Unruly? No. Passionate? Yes. [via johnisdancing]
Another great shot of the crowd. [via mcorcoran]
Hangers will be delivered to Perry’s doorstep. [via dlambertspear]