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How Wendy Davis—And an Amazon Reviews Page—Helped Women Share Their Abortion Stories

When we hear abortion stories and see those who stand up proudly and share their truth, others know that they can do it as well.

Activists have taken to Amazon to write reviews of the hot pink sneakers that Wendy Davis wore during her infamous filibuster. Buried in the hundreds of reviews, some of which are very funny, are also some stories about abortion and reproductive rights.

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What Wendy Said: Sen. Wendy Davis’ Remarks at ‘Stand With Texas Women’ Rally

Texas state senator Wendy Davis gives remarks Monday afternoon at the Stand with Texas Women Rally.

“The Promise of Texas is bigger than personal ambition and extremist interests—bigger than one political party.  Together, we can do what they won’t—we can stand up for each other, stand up for what’s right—and stand up for Texas.”

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Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?

Governor Rick Perry (left) and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Most Texans don’t want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, and ultimately owns the politicians who come out of it.

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One Lesson From Texas: Legal Abortion Means Nothing Without Access

The legal right to an abortion means nothing to a person who can’t get to the clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in the clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for it, the person who doesn’t have the documentation required.

Wendy Davis and SB 5′s opponents know: The legal right to an abortion means nothing to the person who can’t get to a clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in a clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for an abortion, and the person who doesn’t have the required documentation.

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Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session for Round Two of Abortion Bill Fight

After Sen. Wendy Davis' epic filibuster ran out the clock on the Texas Legislature's first special session on Tuesday, Governor Rick Perry (above) has called a second special session, calling legislators back to the capitol to continue his dogged fight to decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has called a second special session, calling legislators back to the capitol to continue his dogged fight to decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

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The Top 9 Moments From the #FeministArmy in Texas This Week

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks for 11 hours on the state senate floor.

To borrow a traditional University of Texas Longhorns football slogan: They came early, they stayed late, they wore orange. It was a big week for reproductive rights and activism in Texas.

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The Texas Earthquake: A Filibuster, a Marred Vote, and a Movement Energized (UPDATED)

No one is sure whether SB 5 passed; confusion stems in part from an apparent date stamp change on the Texas legislature's website. But one thing is sure: Pro-choice Texas advocates turned out in force for state Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster.

Though there was initial confusion as to whether SB 5 had passed, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards announced in the Texas capitol early Wednesday morning that the legislation is dead, to huge cheers from the hundreds of pro-choice advocates still gathered in the building.

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Continues One-Woman Filibuster of Anti-Abortion Bill

As of 6:15 p.m. CST, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis was nearly seven hours into a one-woman filibuster that's expected to last until midnight as she holds up legislation that would decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

As of 6:15 p.m. CST, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis was nearly seven hours into a one-woman filibuster that’s expected to last until midnight as she holds up legislation that would decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

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Here’s the Abortion Testimony Texas Republicans Refused to Hear

Today, RH Reality Check brings you the silenced testimony from the hundreds of Texans—many of whom had been waiting over fifteen hours—who were denied the opportunity to be heard by their elected representatives.

RH Reality Check brings you the silenced testimony from the hundreds of Texans—many of whom had been waiting over 15 hours—who were denied the opportunity to be heard by their elected representatives.

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Anti-Choice Democrat Rushes to Bring Abortion Bill to Texas Senate Floor as Protestors Gather Again

Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) (pictured above) punctuated her amendment by hanging a wire coat hanger on her microphone.

An anti-choice Democrat in Texas appears to be taking advantage of the death of one of his colleagues’ father in order to suspend a rule that would bring an omnibus anti-abortion bill to the senate floor sooner than expected.

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