State senator Wendy Davis has made nation-wide news by deciding to speak for 13 straight hours without sitting down or having a bathroom break to attempt to kill a bill that reduced access to abortion on Tuesday (June 25) in Texas.
In Texas, the state House of Representatives passed a bill that doesn’t allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, “severely limits access to medication-induced abortions and regulates first-trimester abortion clinics as ambulatory surgical centers.”
Wendy‘s actions have lead many celebrities to offer their words of encouragement while she attempted a 13-hour filibuster to delay the Texas’ 20-week abortion ban.
However, the filibuster was suspended two hours before midnight with Republicans claiming that Wendy went off topic.
Also add to the first sentence that she couldn’t sit down
Elizabeth Banks: “Truly inspiring to watch @WendyDavisTexas standing up for women’s rights in Texas. #standwithwendy.”
Piers Morgan: “Another reason to love Texas… #wendydavis.”
Mark Ruffalo: “#standwithwendy This is better then any movie I have seen in a long long time. Never forget. We the people have the power we have always had the power we just need to gather and take it! #standwithwendy. What a dirty dirty trick the Texas GOP played on a woman tonight. 13 hours of standing, won fair and square then cheated. NO GUTS.”
Ricky Gervais: “Whatever the outcome, @WendyDavisTexas efforts entered her into the pantheon of American heroes tonight. #standwithwendy.”
Katie Aselton: “whoa, i’m a little late to the party, but what’s happening in texas is insanely exciting! #standwithwendy.”
Martha Plimpton: “Do you #StandWithWendy? Wear your scarlet A and say so, every day, all the time. @AIsForOrg.”
Emily VanCamp: “Yes. Thank you Wendy.”
Evan Rachel Wood: “WTF is going on in texas right now?!”
Thomas Sadoski: “Congratulations TX legislature. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are watching you live up to your ugly stereotype.”