Here’s the moment the Texas anti-choice bill was officially declared dead

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.

Via @AndreaGrimes

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.


New Orleans, LA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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