Mob rule takes over Texas Senate

Jun 27, 2013 by

Miss the dramatic end to the debate over abortion legislation in the Texas Senate on Tuesday? Just want to see it again? Here’s raw video of the explosive final moments. Spoiler alert: It gets loud near the end.

If calling out, “God Bless Planned Parenthood,” didn’t earn him the title of the “Abortion President,” perhaps Barack Obama tweeting out his support of Texas Democrats in a filibuster against a state late-term abortion ban will.

On Tuesday, Obama sent out a message from his Twitter account expressing support for Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) who filibustered the state House’s bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The bill also would have required all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center. It would require abortionists to secure admitting privileges at a local hospital and to personally administer abortion-inducing drugs to patients as well.

 

Davis argued that the bill would put abortion clinics that could not comply with the basic health and safety laws out of business, leading pro-life supporters to wonder how Davis and the Democrats were protecting women after all.

However, the bill failed when a violation of the filibuster rules prompted an objection, causing the end of the filibuster and throwing the session into chaos due to the presence of an angry mob of abortion supporters.

As I said this morning the crowd last night was loud, rude, and organized. Look at these series of tweets. We saw some ourselves on the floor. They were even thinking of rushing the floor. If that had happened someone may have gotten hurt.

Midnight chaos: Screaming pro-abortion mob disrupts Texas state legislature vote on SB 5 [video, photos] http://twitchy.com/2013/06/26/midnight-chaos-screaming-pro-abortion-mob-disrupts-texas-state-legislature-vote-on-sb-5-video-photos/#.Ucu4l5-lyVh.twitter via @TwitchyTeam Dan Patrick ‘Senator”

Video: Final Moments of the Filibuster | The Texas Tribune.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related Posts

Tags

Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.