Storify: The details of Wendy Davis' stand against the Texas abortion bill
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis held an all-day filibuster to block the passage of an extreme anti-abortion measure in the state. Davis was not able to sit, lean, drink, use the restroom, or stop talking for the entire duration of the filibuster.
- Davis prepared herself for the all-day filibuster by wearing comfortable sneakers with her suit.
- At one point, Davis also strapped on a back brace--a move that led to a warning from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who said the brace violated filibuster rules about receiving outside help.
- Davis' filibuster caught global attention, including President Obama:
- One of the highlights of the night came from State Senator Leticia Van De Putte, who delivered a line that received a thunderous round of applause: "At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?"
- Controversy stalled a final ruling on whether Republicans managed to get a vote in before midnight after proof came out that the time stamp on the vote was changed:
- After hours of meetings, Dewhurst conceded: the vote came after midnight.
Check out The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd's coverage of the filibuster, and watch the crowd's eruption of cheers as the final decision to deny the passage of the bill was announced.
- Who is Wendy Davis? Read more about her at MSNBC: