According to Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the bill is dead. That means many things, but most (least?) importantly: GIF PARTY.
Today, Texas Senator Wendy Davis and her colleagues (and a room full of cheering activists) successfully killed the wack-ass bill that would basically ban abortion in the state. I know, it seems impossible that a human born with the vagina defect could stand that long and talk at the same time and still make sense, but Sen. Davis fucking did it. The fact that she had to is infuriating and depressing, but there's no doubt that she's a total and complete hero for women's rights.
You know who else rules? The other Texas Senators — including West, Ellis, Watson, Zaffirini, Whitmire, and Van De Putte — who did their damndest to stop this heinous garbage bill. Plus, the thousands of men and women who showed up at the Texas State Legislature to make their voices heard for women's right to safe, accessible healthcare. Inspiring.
Thank you all for giving the rest of us hope that there are representatives who give a shit about women, and there's an army of unstoppable men and women who will show up and set things right for the ladies. We won't be silenced, and we will also have Gif parties. Eat it:
Finally, how do we send massage gift certificates, foot rubs from Fabio, and all the wine to Wendy Davis?
ETA: Honorable Wendy Davis, Texas State Senate, P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711-2068 DO IT TO IT.