It came after a long and nerve-wracking night, after the Republicans literally tried to win by cheating while thousands of people watched. It came thanks to an epic filibuster by hero state Senator Wendy Davis, an amazing take-down by state Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and, above all, the truly inspiring commitment of hundreds of pro-choice Texan activists.
Update: Closer up video from Jessica Luther here.
What an amazing and well-earned victory to witness.
Transcript after the jump.
[Inaudible.] Hold your applause. I love you guys, ok?
We love you too!
The Lieutenant Governor has agreed that SB5 is dead.
CHEERS 4 EVA!