After banning the presence of any female hygiene products from its Senate floor, Texas passed its restrictive abortion law last night, which will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as well as install new regulations that will most likely drive abortion clinics out of business.
Texas Governor/tanned leather boot Rick Perry told supporters after the vote that, “Today the Texas Legislature took its final step in our historic effort to protect life.” He applauded those who "tirelessly defended our smallest and most vulnerable Texans and future Texans.”
Tirelessly defending women in Texas was State Senator Wendy Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster put off the vote, but not for long. "The fight for the future of Texas is just beginning," she told supporters late Friday.
The final vote came amid protests from both outside and inside the Senate gallery, as opponents of the bill came together to try one last time to stop the vote.
Senator Kirk Watson, a Democrat from Austin, told another lawmaker that “women don’t understand why you keep coming after them.” Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican, replied “I suggest babies are thinking the same thing.”