valeritude

It ends, but isn't over. South steps with Kirk Watson, Cecile Richards, and Wendy Davis. #sb1 #swtw #standwithwomen #standwithtxwomen #hb2 #txlege

Valerie Nies July 13

Love wins tonight as the Texas Senate stood firmly on the right side of history. #HB2 passed 19-11! #txlege #Stand4Life

Shamefully, the Texas Senate just voted to pass a law leaving tens of thousands of Texans without access to life-saving care.

Abortion regulation bill passes 19-11, heads to @GovernorPerry #txlege #hb2

hellotinaphan

Sen. Wendy Davis speaking in the Senate, "the fight for the future of Texas is just beginning" #hb2 #txlege #onassignment

Tina Phan July 13
erinmichelley

#cecilerichards #plannedparenthood #txlege #sb1

erin๐Ÿ€ July 13
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Dave Cortez, right, and other abortion rights advocates scream outside the Senate Chamber during the debate of abortion restriction bill. (Jay Janner/AP/Statesman.com)

.@SenatorLucio: abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace today. #Stand4Life #txlege #HB2

valeritude

Protesting is exhausting. Here's real life living person @charri01 imitating a fetus on TX Capitol steps. #txlege #swtw #hb2 #sb1 #standwithwomen #standwithtxwomen

Valerie Nies July 12
samanthapitchel

A glimpse of the #txlege from Jon Shapley #hb2

Samantha Pitchel July 12

Sen. Campbell asks: "Who would choose a substandard facility to have anything done," notes 800 affidavits from women hurt by abortions #hb2

Yup, it's just about as loud as it was filibuster night. And the Senate hasn't even voted yet. #HB2 #TXLege

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Abortion rights advocates fill the rotunda of the State Capitol as the Senate nears the vote on Friday night. (Tamir Kalifa/AP)

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Abortion rights activist is removed from the Senate gallery after causing a disruption during a meeting of the state Senate in Austin, Texas. (Mike Stone/Reuters)

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Texas state Democratic Senators Whitmire and Davis encourage abortion rights activists rallying in the rotunda of the State Capitol. (Mike Stone/Reuters)

manesfesto

We out here #standwithtxwomen

Jacob Manes July 12
harlenem

It's getting real in here y'all

harlenem July 12

Chants out here growing in volume as Sens inside giving closing statements #txlege #hb2

Sen . Nelson: 'We must invest in family planning... Our cuts were too deep session before last' #mysa #hounews #txlege #HB2

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Texas Senators vote on an amendment to an abortions bill, Friday in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

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Opponents and supporters of abortion rights rally in the State Capitol rotunda in Austin. (Tamir Kalifa/AP)

kileyrae91

#standwithtxwomen #turntxblue

Kiley Miller July 12

Line of troopers coming up the steps #TXLege #HB2 http://t.co/YEHGS2xo9f

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Supporters and opponents of an abortion bill, mostly dressed in blue or orange to show their side, sit in the gallery of the Texas Senate chambers as lawmakers debate before the final vote, Friday in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Folks, we are close to a vote on #HB2. Buckle up. #TxLege @nbcdfw

shelbylcole

#swtw this is incredible

Shelby Cole July 12
allisonkaplan

I just got THIS CLOSE to @cecilerichards! She thanked me for being here. Classy lady. #hb2

Allison Kaplan July 12

Do we know who brought the poop jars to #TXLege? Definitely want to hear the strategy behind that

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Texas state Democratic Senator Whitmire speaks as Republican Senator Nelson listens during a meeting of the state Senate in Austin, Texas (MIKE STONE/Reuters)

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Texas State Democratic Senator Davis questions the state's Republican Senator Hegar in Austin (Mike Stone/Reuters)

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Texas state Democratic Senator West talks with state Republican Senator Patrick, during a state Senate meeting in Austin, Texas (MIKE STONE/Reuters)

Having serious dรฉjร  vu - as debate over #abortion bill fills the air, watching sunlight dim in #txsen windows. #3rdtimesthecharm #surehopeso

Cheers all around gallery - PP president Cecile Richards has entered building #hb2 #txlege http://t.co/dc36uM9Rdd

caseyonfox7

"LOUD NOISES!" #HB2

CaseyOnFOX7 July 12
nswartsell

Pro choice and pro life advocates literally facing off on the floor of the rotunda while #txlege debates #hb2

nswartsell July 12
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Abortion rights supporter Sarah Pope, left, and abortion opponent Katherine Aguillar, second from left, demonstrate at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, while the Texas Senate debates the abortion restriction bill on Friday. (Jay Janner/AP/Statesman.com)

guillermo_hm21

Covering the demonstrations over #sb1 #abortion legislation at the #Texas State #Capitol. #Austin #austintx #stand4life #swtw #onassignment #journalism #photojournalism #igers #igersaustin #igersatx #igerstx #igerstexas

Guillermo Hernandez Martinez July 12
hillarypierce

Everybody down front to discuss Sen. West's point of order claiming that the Senate committee meeting couldn't take place while Senate was in recess. #txlege #hb2 #sb1

Hillary July 12
tylerhubby

Texas Capitol right now.

tylerhubby July 12
josephsantoro

I present, the #TamponGun! #HB2 #TXlege #TamponGate

Joseph Santoro July 12

Most awkward line for the ladies' room ever. #txlege #stand4life

danielleleequigley

Though it looks hectic, you can feel God's presence in this place. #overwhelmed #prolife #sogladicame #powerful

Danielle Quigley July 12
cervellajr

#standwithwendy #hb2 talking about sonograms and the abortion pill.

cervellajr July 12
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Assistant sergeant of arms Will Wassdorf sets up a display with rules for the gallery outside the Texas Senate chambers as he final vote by the Senate is expected to begin Friday. (Eric Gay/AP)

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Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, answers questions as the Texas Senate debates an abortion bill before the final vote on Friday. (Eric Gay/AP)

Sen Wendy Davis (D) talking about sonogram bill. Unlike last session, no-one interrupting her #HB2 #txlege

juliadays

My view of the Senate floor. #swtw #standwithtxwomen #depiecontejanas #hb2 #sb1

Julia Finch July 12
Ted CruzJuly 12 tedcruz

RT if you #Stand4Life! Texas Senate scheduled to vote on #HB2 today. Without life, there is no liberty! #txlege http://t.co/MBr4S3wtt7

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Sen. Wendy Davis (D-FortWorth) listens as the Texas Senate debate an abortion bill before the final vote Friday in Austin. (Eric Gay/AP)

juliadays

View to my right in the #texasstatesenate gallery. #swtw #standwithtxwomen #hb2 #sb1

Julia Finch July 12
hillarypierce

And we're in. #txlege #hb2 #sb1

Hillary July 12
littlebasile

At the Capitol.

Amy July 12
olivia_priolo

Olivia Priolo July 12

Big line of state troopers just poured by us on E2, last one out asked: "Are y'all good? Everything ok?" Troopers have been great. #HB2

jenbend

FACE OFF: An orange shirt (abortion bill foe) and blue shirt (abortion bill ally) stare each other down in TX Capitol rotunda. #hb2

jenbend July 12
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Theresa Maska holds a sign supporting anti-abortion legislation outside the Texas Senate as they prepare to debate an abortion bill on Friday, (Eric Gay/AP)

nixja

Protest about the proposed abortion law

Nicholas Sutjongdro July 12

@cltomlinson Any idea what TX license I need to apply for, to carry my concealed feminine hygiene items? #TXLege #HB2 @RepJRod @leticiavdp

myregalbeagle

"Can't go for a walk today dad, gotta go stand with Texas women!" #standwithwendy

Myregalbeagle July 12
padillon

Woke up in a protest #austin #rights #revolution

padillon July 12

Yes, DPS trashing tampons, paper, lotion, etc. Just about anything that could be thrown, going in garbage. #hb2 #txlege

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Dozens wait to enter the Senate gallery moments after the Texas State Capitol opened its doors at 7 a.m., in Austin on Friday. (Tamir Kalifa/AP)

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A supporter an abortion bill reads the Bible while in line outside the Texas Senate chambers as he final vote by the Senate is expected to begin, Friday in Austin. (Eric Gay/AP)

sarahuatx

#standwithtxwomen #txlege

Sarah Untiedt July 12
britney_renae

This is what we fight against. #stand4life #sfl4tx

britney_renae July 12
caseyonfox7

Dewhurst just hit the gavel. Here goes the abortion debate!

CaseyOnFOX7 July 12
sprittibee

Still in line for the Senate Gallery. Literally taking a #stand4life ๐Ÿ˜‡#txlege #hb2

Heather July 12
erintrieb

Protestors and supporters alike dress up at the Texas state capitol as the 'abortion bill' moves to the full Senate floor Friday afternoon in the second attempt to pass the legislation in the Senate. The bill originally failed to pass during the previous special session because of a filibuster from Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis. Photo by Erin Trieb on assignment for @nbcnews.com #texaswomenfight #abortionbill #texassenate #orange #blue #nbcnews #NBC #wondergirl #superwoman

Erin Trieb July 12

Don't know why some people are so shocked I'm Pro-choice. The first line of We're Not Gonna Take It is "We've got the right to choose!"

Vote on #HB2 expected to start at 2, Sen. Patrick vows to quell efforts by Dems to push debate into the night. #Stand4Life #TXLege

jenniferraines

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Jennifer Raines July 12
hillarypierce

I ran into Sen. Davis after she was done with this interview and thanked her personally. Leslie Knope would be jealous. #standwithwendy #txlege #hb2

Hillary July 12
britney_renae

Silent protest in front of Planned Parenthood, Austin's late term abortion clinic. #stand4life #literally #sfl4tx

britney_renae July 11