Update, June 26, 9:11 a.m. EST: All livestreams have ended at this point, of course, but SB5 was declared dead around 3:00 a.m. EST to huge cheers from pro-choice advocates in the capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas. Read more here. The recorded video above shows the scene after the bill’s demise was announced. Tune to 23:30 to see Sen. Wendy Davis emerge to greet the crowd after her heroic filibuster.
Update, June 26, 2:00 a.m. EST: The livefeed of the filibuster has ended, but we now have a feed showing protesters outside the senate chamber at the Texas capitol.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) is conducting a filibuster of SB 5, which would shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state and ban abortion after 20 weeks. Davis, who is not allowed to eat, drink, lean on anything, or use the restroom during the filibuster, intends to stall the legislation until midnight tonight, when the special session of the Texas legislature ends.