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Davis vs. Goliath: What Followed Wendy Davis’ Bid for Texas Governor

Davis, her arms outstretched, frozen in a pose that, on reflection, doesn’t so much say “I love y’all!” as it does Come at me, bro.

In four months, Texans are guaranteed to elect a new governor for the first time in 14 years, and Davis’ battle stance is appropo: She’s been under attack from naysayers, pundits, and even members of her own party since before she announced her candidacy for Texas governor back in October.

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One Year Later: Texas After the Filibuster Stands Stronger Than Ever for Reproductive Justice

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Naysayers would have us believe that Texans have surrendered to the inevitable, that they have stopped working for reproductive rights after the fervor of the summer of 2013. Nothing I have seen in the last year suggests that they are any less angry, any less passionate, than they were last June.

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How Having an Abortion in Texas Strengthened My Fight for Reproductive Rights

Never have I seen, even in my very progressive home state, such an incredible outpouring of genuine activism from men and women, young and old

When I decided to come to Austin for a summer internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, I knew I was signing up for an interesting few months. What I didn’t know is that at 20 years old, entirely alone in a new city, I would have an abortion myself.

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Wendy Davis Makes Her National Press Club Debut

The national media has attacked Wendy Davis as a hypocrite for her stance on a 20-week abortion ban.

The Texas senator said she’s put her pink sneakers back to work “running on the trail.” Washington, D.C. reporters wanted to know if she meant the campaign trail in the next governor’s race.

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The Grassroots Advocates Behind Wendy Davis’ Epic Filibuster

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

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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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GOP-Backed Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban Could Add $400 Million to Deficit

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Think House Republicans are deficit hawks? Not when it comes to rolling back reproductive rights.

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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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How the Voting Rights Act Gave Us Wendy Davis’ Filibuster

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Wendy Davis wouldn’t have won re-election if she hadn’t challenged GOP gerrymandering under the section of the VRA that was gutted by the Supreme Court this week.

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