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Sen. Wendy Davis
The Texas legislature is back for a second special session dedicated just to lady parts, making it really special. Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Republicans hope to ram through the severe abortion restrictions that Sen. Wendy Davis, her fellow Democrats and a dedicated crowd of Texans, shut down last week.

Davis is ready to take on the fight again.

Davis, who gained national attention after she filibustered for more than 10 hours to block the measure, said Sunday that she and other opponents are prepared to fight the bill again.

"I just refuse to say I believe it will happen," she said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. "I'm an eternal optimist. I believe in people; I believe in the power of democracy. And I'm going to fight with every fiber I have to keep it from passing."

Senate Republicans are going to pull out every trick in the book to try to stop Davis this time.

Sen Patrick says he'll "Immediately call the question" if anyone tries to filibuster abortion legislation in special session. #hb2 #txlege
@eramshaw

There's democracy in action for you. Davis isn't going to back down and as she told Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation," the stakes are higher because this has become a much larger fight.

STATE SENATOR WENDY DAVIS: You know they—they mismanaged the clock terribly last time and they also ran roughshod over a lot of our Senate rules and traditions to try to ram this bill through. And—and they'll probably be a little bit smarter about how they try to move this bill in this next session starting on Monday. But what they now have to confront is that the eyes of Texas, the eyes of the country are watching. And they are going to be held accountable for the decisions that they make in this process. And if people continue to see that their voices are being ignored, I think we are going to see a long-term sustained response to that in the state of Texas.
Join in and show Perry and the rest of the Texas GOP that the eyes of the nation are on Texas and that we stand with Wendy Davis. Sign the petition and leave her an encouraging message. We'll pass all of those on to her.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:19 AM PDT.

Also republished by Sluts, Abortion, Pro Choice, and Daily Kos.

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