Ever heard of Wendy Davis? Yeah, me either. But she’s the politician from Texas who stood for 11 hours during a filibuster trying to kill a bill that would effectively close most of the abortion clinics in the state. (The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and also require that abortions only be performed in surgical centers and that the doctors be able to admit patients at hospitals not too far away – about 30 miles) Read about it here. So I don’t know if I’ve taken a public stance on abortion either: I’m pro choice. I’m undecided about how Christian this is of me. Still figuring that part out, but I know women need a safe option for abortion. I also feel more inclined to honor the rights and wishes of the woman carrying the baby than the unborn baby. I don’t really want to get into that, so let’s just talk about Wendy. This boo boo stood for 11 hours!!! She wasn’t allowed to sit, lean, stop talking, use the bathroom, eat a snack (I believe in snacks), or anything! She stood up there all that time talking about the reasons that Texas shouldn’t pass this proposed bill in an effort to postpone the vote until it was too late for it to pass. Dannnngggg Wendy! You better work! She actually had to finish two hours before the vote could be taken but then Democrats started asking all sorts of questions to prolong the time and then protestors came out and made a big ruckus to disrupt the vote even more.
I mean, when I hear stories like this I just want to stand up and scream, “I am woman!!!!! Mankind will not suffer under my watch!!!! Hear me roar!!!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!!!” She is truly an inspiration. I’m glad to know her story, and I hope I never forget it when I’m faced with opposition. Just imagine her that night. Can you? Sheesh! I just need a portion of what she has.