You may have seen the fawning, gushing, and drooling pro-abortion types in the mainstream media were doing last night and today over Texas state Senator Wendy Davis (D) and her 13 hour filibuster of Texas’ SB5, a bill that makes abortion clinics in Texas safer and would effectively ban abortions after 20 weeks. But if you listen to hyperventilating “feminists” who lied through their teeth about how the bill would “ban” clinics across Texas, you would have never known that. Anyway, the deal is that yesterday was the last day of the special legislative session called for by Gov. Perry and Davis and her cohorts knew that if she could filibuster the bill until midnight, it would kill the bill for this session. Davis was a perfect icon for the “feminist” left because she had an baby as a teenager and managed to pull herself up from a trailer park to Harvard and has had a successful career ever since. Also, she is known for her showy filibusters in Texas, a state which is now currently under GOP control, and where Democrats stay frustrated.
If you were on Twitter, you followed along with what was happening, watched the cheering, watched as grown women painted as a “hero” and “savior” to feminists someone who is perfectly ok with abortions taking place at the 20 week mark where a baby is able to sense motion, hear, taste, react, and feel things – including pain. It’s also developing its arms and legs at this stage, actually looking more like a baby than in the earlier stages of pregnancy. But if it’s aborted at this stage, here is what happens to it:
D&E — dilation and evacuation — is another kind of in-clinic abortion. D&E is usually performed later than 16 weeks after a woman’s last period.
During a D&E
- Your health care provider will examine you and check your uterus.
- You will get medication for pain. You may be offered sedation or IV medication to make you more comfortable.
- A speculum will be inserted into your vagina.
- Your cervix will be prepared for the procedure. You may be given medication or have absorbent dilators inserted a day or a few hours before the procedure. They will absorb fluid and grow bigger. This slowly stretches open your cervix.
- You will be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
- In later second-trimester procedures, you may also need a shot through your abdomen to make sure there is fetal demise before the procedure begins.
- Your health care provider will inject a numbing medication into or near your cervix.
- Medical instruments and a suction machine gently empty your uterus.
A D&E usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes. But more time is needed to prepare your cervix. Time is also needed for talking with your provider about the procedure, a physical exam, reading and signing forms, and a recovery period of about one hour.
This is what Davis “stood” for, and what “feminists” across the country and their apron-string men applauded and high-fived over. Seriously.
Reading the MSM today you’d think Davis single-handedly stopped the bill from passage last night, but she didn’t. That “honor” went to the mobster feminists in the gallery who were shouting and disrupting elected officials from conducting legislative business. In other words, subverting the legislative process and ignoring election results. The Austin American-Statesman reports:
Gov. David Dewhurst returned to the Senate floor at 3:01 a.m., banged the gavel and announced that, “regrettably, the constitutional time expired” on the special session.
Senate Bill 5 cannot be signed because it passed after midnight, he said.
After making his announcement, Dewhurst paused, then added: “It’s been fun, but, uh, see you soon.”
The crowds in the Capitol, loudly cheering early word that the bill had failed, let loose with another rousing cheer when told that it was official.
Speaking to reporters afterward, Dewhurst said he was furious about the night’s events.
“An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies,” he said.
Updated at 12:48 a.m.
The vote began at 11:45 p.m. For the next 15 minutes — far longer, actually — spectators in the gallery overlooking the Senate floor unleashed a tremendous and sustained scream that drowned out every effort to establish order. With so many loud protesters outside the chambers, apparently there weren’t enough DPS troopers available, and spectators were escorted out very slowly.
With the initial vote stymied, senators were called up front to vote again shortly before midnight. While that vote was still underway, Sens. Royce West and Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, both Democrats, began holding up their cell phones to show that they read “12:00.”
Updated at 12:25 a.m.
Over the sustained and screaming protests from spectators in the gallery, the Texas Senate tried to vote on a divisive abortion bill with only minutes to spare in the special session after Republicans managed to break a nationally watched filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis.
The deafening screams drowned out the vote results and any appeal for order as troopers slowly emptied the gallery. Some had to be dragged away.
Even after midnight, it was not apparent whether a vote had been taken or if the bill had passed.
Republicans said it passed 17-12. Several Democrats said midnight had passed while the vote was still being taken.
Davis’ filibuster had passed the 10-hour mark, and the Fort Worth Democrat was still going strong, when Republicans were able to stop her from speaking with a ruling that she had violated the Senate’s filibuster rules for a third time. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s ruling shortly after 10 p.m. cleared the way for a simple majority of the Republican-led body to vote to halt a filibuster that had gained national attention, including recognition from President Barack Obama.
Dewhurst’s ruling prompted many in the spectators’ gallery erupted in anger, with shouts of “Shame!” giving way to sustained chants of “Let her speak!” All business in the Senate was halted for several minutes until order could be restored and a large group of spectators ordered to leave the gallery.
Amazing, isn’t it? “Feminists” despise babies so much they were willing to subvert the legislative process and ignore election results at length in order to preserve the “right” to terminate an unborn child at 20 weeks. And to maintain the status quo at the state’s abortion clinics rather than make them safe from Gosnell types who exist in their own state. So much for “concern for women’s health”, hmm? But we know in reality it’s never really been about that anyway.
It’s ok, though. Gov. Perry will have the last laugh. He’s already called for another special session to start next week so the state legislature can take up items that couldn’t be addressed this time around due to Davis’ filibuster and the rampant, deliberate disruptions in the gallery. Stay tuned, and continue to pray for the unborn … and for the “women” who think suctioning out baby parts bit by bit is an “acceptable medical procedure.”