Wendy Davis

"A Long winded Purpose"

Senator Wendy Davis’s strength that was exhibited during the filibuster was extraordinary. She strolled in the room with insurmountable confidence in her business suit and her soon to be mega-popular running shoes. Democrats were well prepared to address the abortion legislation with the perfect ambassador. The capital was very patriarch, which made her determination illuminate while attempting to sway her Republican colleagues. Davis at one point became teary-eyed during the filibuster gaining empathy locally, nationally and globally throughout the social media world.

Senator Davis stood on her feet for 11 hours without breaks. Davis swayed from exhaustion without a single drink of water. An hour before midnight Republicans eradicated the filibuster causing spectators in the audience to ignite uproar in the states capital. The crowd screamed and chanted so loud muffling out the final vote.

 

"The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, limit the prescription of medication-induced abortions, and require first-trimester abortion clinics to be regulated as ambulatory surgical centers, even if they don’t offer surgical procedures. Opponents dispute that the bill would close 37 out of 42 abortion clinics in the state."

 

Senator Wendy Davis is a walking testament to a "woman’s right to choose." First, she was impregnated at the tender age of sixteen. Second, she was poverty stricken and had to work several low-level jobs, which ultimately fueled her to become a Harvard graduate. Finally, It was Senator Davis’s inner strength that enabled her attain the title of "Senator." The Texas capital was filled with a lot of energy, the atmosphere was very contentious.

 

In contrast to Davis’s heroic filibuster attempt, Texas Governor Rick Perry continuously scrutinize Davis by stating; "Even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was a daughter of a single woman and she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas Senate." Also, Thursday in a speech to the National Right to Life Convention, "It is just unfortunate that she has not learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

 

The Roe vs. Wade Act was intended to allow women to have abortions on a Federal level. However, "The 14th Amendment extended a woman’s decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the states two legitimate interest in regulating abortions: protected prenatal life and protecting women’s health." This grey area is where states are operating to pass legislation to dispose of abortion, and infringe on a woman’s right to choose.

 

By Collis Marrow

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