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Anyone watching Texas senator Wendy Davis filibuster the anti-abortion bill?

(421 Posts)
MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 21:08:33

You can watch here

She has to talk till midnight, so that is 13hours. Without a break, without sitting down.

GibberTheMonkey Tue 25-Jun-13 21:46:09

Go Wendy
Go Wendy
Go Wendy
<waves arms in Ricki Lake style>

OliviaYouCannotBSeriousMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Jun-13 21:49:55

Just seen this on Facebook

OliviaYouCannotBSeriousMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Jun-13 21:50:18


Oooh, can she yield for a question and have a sit down <West Wing nut>

I knew that one too.

TheHonLindaRadlett Tue 25-Jun-13 21:53:33

There's a male senator talking on the link at the moment - does that mean she can yield a la Senator Stackhouse in The West Wing?

BrianButterfield Tue 25-Jun-13 21:54:15

Just took this to show DH who is watching the West Wing in the bath and he's watching the filibuster episode! (As an aside, we've been rewatching after some years and the first thing I said when Donna came on was "oh my god, that's (our friend) x!" I don't know why I never realised it's basically her.)

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 21:55:37

A bit confused is the guy currently asking questions helping her? He said he disagreed with her but not sure about the details of the bill.

Greythorne Tue 25-Jun-13 21:56:20

Top one, Wendy

Brave, sensible woman.

NiceTabard Tue 25-Jun-13 21:56:48


Thank you for this thread smile

What a brilliant woman.

GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!

TheHonLindaRadlett Tue 25-Jun-13 21:57:29

The Stackhouse Fillibuster is one of my very favourite WW episodes when all the Grandparents turn up. Sniff. Go Wendy!!

TunipTheVegedude Tue 25-Jun-13 21:57:57

Best of luck to her.
I am very impressed.

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 21:58:30

I just caught the end of his question - it sounded as if he was actually bringing up issues that could make abortion after-care better?

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 21:59:16

I just watched a clip of that episode on YouTube, it made me cry a bit blush

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 22:00:33

The guys asking questions seem to be Republicans, and they are asking short questions.

Stackhouse was asked a very long question, and was able to sit down while it was asked.

I will ask on Twitter

Littleballofhate Tue 25-Jun-13 22:01:39

Go Wendy! From a MNer in New England...keep talking Chiquita!

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 22:01:48

Yes I think he is helping, his questions are incredibly detailed and he said he had a lot of them.

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 22:01:59

'My question is in thirty-two parts. It might take some time'.

Yeah. grin

She is impressive but her voice is already sounding a bit weary - how long has she been going?!

MmeLindor Tue 25-Jun-13 22:05:20

Ok, Twitter informs me that she must stay standing the whole time.

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 22:08:16

Yes, I suspected the 'would you like to sit down for a glass of water' whilst I ask my 22 part question was artistic licence.

Littleballofhate Tue 25-Jun-13 22:08:23

It is 5:06 pm here in New England. I believe Texas is an hour behind us. This brave, amazing woman is all that stands between the women of Texas and terrible anti-choice laws being enacted.

SunshineBossaNova Tue 25-Jun-13 22:10:27

Amazing smile

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 22:11:02

Actually just heard his last question, about 3rd trimester abortions for unwanted babies, maybe he's not helping..

Justfornowitwilldo Tue 25-Jun-13 22:14:49

Kick ass.

I hope she can make it.

MrsLyman Tue 25-Jun-13 22:15:32

Just thinking about how terrible it is to take away a woman's right to choose, and remembered I live in a part of the UK where abortion is illegal. Crap

MalenkyRusskyDrakonchik Tue 25-Jun-13 22:17:22

Scary thought, mrsL. sad

5madthings Tue 25-Jun-13 22:21:03

This is really interesting, so glad she is doing this. Dont like the bloke at the moment, women can have all, health care they need bit not abortion...and more are saying whilst we talk about it...oh do fuck off.

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