Guest Column: When Mob Rule Overwhelmed Democracy

On Tuesday morning, the Texas Senate convened to take up and debate Senate Bill 5, a bill that would have protected innocent life and improved health care for women. The bill ensured that women who make the incredibly difficult decision to have an abortion receive the proper care they deserve in a safe, medically appropriate environment. Ultimately, even though it had the votes to pass, SB 5 was killed using procedural tactics, including a filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who opposed the legislation.

When senators are filibustering, they must stay on topic and cannot eat or drink, leave ...

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