#StandWithWendy: Texas Senator’s filibuster halts abortion bill, captivates the internet


Texas State Senator Wendy Davis completed a filibuster that kept a controversial abortion law from passing in her state. In the process, Davis corralled observers from across the world. The filibuster, which began at about 11 am central time and ran past midnight was streamed on YouTube by The Texas Tribune, with more than 180,000 viewers.

On Twitter, Davis’ actions have spawned the hashtags #StandWithWendy, #SB5, and #TXLege. The Texas Tribune is live blogged the filibuster as well, noting that hundreds of people stood outside of the state capitol in support.

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