A crowd of chanting, singing, shouting demonstrators effectively took over the Texas Capitol and blocked a bill that abortion rights groups warned would close most abortion clinics in the state. This was after Senator Wendy Davis's 11 hour filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Texas lawmakers had to vote on the bill before a 12:00 a.m. deadline. The combination of Davis's filibuster and the subsequent "people's filibuster" effectively prevented a vote on the bill. Democracy in action, folks!
|Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, left, who tries to filibuster an abortion bill, reacts as time expires|