Talker Texas Senator - Wendy Davis & Abortion Rights in Texas

  • Aired:  06/26/13
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Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis filibusters an abortion bill, and Kristen Schaal shares her dream for the future of American women. (4:22)

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

NOW, BEFORE THE BREAK, WE WERE

DISCUSSING STATE SENATOR WENDY

DAVIS' EPIC FILIBUSTER.

WHERE SHE STOOD FOR OVER 11

HOURS IN TEXAS AND SOMEHOW DID

NOT WIN A BRAND NEW PICK-UP

TRUCK.

FOR MORE ON THIS, WE ARE JOINED

BY OUR SENIOR WOMEN'S ISSUES

CORRESPONDENT KRISTIN SHELL.

KRISTIN.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

KRISTIN, A RIVETTING, RIVETTING

NIGHT IN TEXAS, WAS IT NOT.

>> IT IS NOT OVER.

WE'RE KEEPING THIS GOING ALL

NIGHT.

I'M IN MY WINDY SUIT.

I HAVE MY PINK SHOES.

I BROUGHT MY PORTABLE BATHROBE.

I EVEN GAVE MYSELF THIS TATTOO

TO CELEBRATE.

I STAND WITH WENDY.

CAN YOU READ THAT.

>> John: THAT IS HORRIBLE.

IT'S ALSO UPSIDEDOWN.

>> IT READS RIGHT TO ME.

John: WENDY REALLY GOT TO

YOU.

>> MAN, I'VE NEVER FELT SO

ALIVE.

WOMEN ARE IN THE NEWS.

NO ONE CAN STOP THIS [BLEEP]

WAGON.

[BLEEP].

>> John: SIT DOWN, KRISTIN.

NOT UNTIL WENDY DOES.

John: SHE'S PROBABLY SLEEPING

RIGHT NOW.

>> FOR ETERNITY.

John: I DON'T THINK YOU JUST

SAID WHAT YOU MEANT.

>> THE POINT IS THIS HAS BEEN AN

EXCITING WEEK NOT JUST FOR THE

GREAT WENDY DAVIS BUT FOR THE

EVEN GREATER TEXAS LADY JODY

LOVENBERG.

>> John: WHO IS SHE?

A STATE REPRESENTATIVE WITH A

FANTASTIC IDEA FOR PREVENTING

PREGNANCIES FOR RAPE AND INCEST.

>> WE HAVE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY

ROOMS.

WE HAVE FUNDED WHAT'S CALLED

(INAUDIBLE) THAT WILL HELP A

WOMAN.

>> I THOUGHT THEY WERE SUPPOSED

TO BE LOCKED AWAY AND FORGOTTEN

ABOUT.

YOU GO, COW GIRL.

IF YOU HAD TOLD ME THE GENDER

REVOLUTION WAS GOING TO START IN

TEXAS, I WOULD HAVE SAID Y'ALL

BEST BE JOKING.

NOW GET OUT OF HERE WITH YOUR

SALSA.

>> John: THAT IS HOW THEY TALK.

I MEAN, YOU'RE EQUATING THAT

WOMAN AND WENDY DAVIS.

>> OH, NO.

OF COURSE NOT.

I MEAN WHAT SHE DID IS MUCH MORE

IMPRESSIVE.

WENDY DAVIS STOOD UP FOR A

WOMAN'S RIGHT BUT THE OTHER

WOMAN STOOD UP FOR A WOMAN'S

RIGHT TO MIX UP ABOUT HOW A

WOMAN'S BODY WORKS.

THAT'S USUALLY A MAN'S JOB.

THAT IS THE FINAL GLASS CEILING

WE HAD TO BREAK.

IT HAPPENED IN THE U.S. HOUSE

LAST WEEK.

WATCH.

>> THE HOUSE HAS PASSEDDED A

SWEEPING ANTIABORTION BILL.

>> THE REPUBLICANS DID TAKE ONE

P.R. MOVE OF TRYING TO SHINE

THIS THING UP.

THEY FOUND A REPUBLICAN WOMAN TO

TAKE THE REINS OF THE BILL,

CONGRESSMAN MARCIA BLACKBURN

INSTEAD OF FRANKS.

>> (SINGING) OH, MAN.

MARTHA BLACKBURN IS A ROLE

MODEL.

LADIES I'M TAKING CONTROL OF MY

BODY AND ALSO YOURS.

HAVING WOMEN IS GOOD FOR THE

WHOLE COUNTRY.

>> John: HOW?

THINK OF HOW MUCH MONEY

YOU'LL SAVE BY PAYING US LESS.

>> John: THAT'S ACTUALLY A VERY

GOOD POINT.

>> IT'S HAPPENING SO FAST.

I'M SORRY.

I JUST HAVE TO FILIBUSTER MORE.

YOU GUY DON'T HAVE ANY DIAPERS

AROUND HERE, DO YOU.

>> John: WE DON'T HAVE TIME FOR

THIS.

>> I DON'T NEED THEM.

AND WE HAVE ALL THE TIME.

I HAVE A DREAM.

>> John: I DON'T THINK THIS IS A

GOOD IDEA.

>> I HAVE A DREAM THAT A WOMAN

WILL NOT BE JUDGED ON THE COLOR

OF HER BRA BUT ON THE CONTENT OF

HER WOMB.

I HAVE A DREAM.

THAT ONE DAY A WOMAN WILL

CONTINUE TO MAKE 70% OF WHAT A

MAN MAKES BUT ONLY BECAUSE HER

FEMALE BOSS TREAT CHEATED HER

OUT OF IT.

ONE DAY WE SHALL HAVE A WOMAN

PRESIDENT WITH AN ALL MALE

CABINET.

AND ONE DAY A NATION OF WOMEN

WILL RISE UP AND LIVE OUT THE

TRUE MEANING OF ITS CREED.

>> John: START TO COMMERCIAL.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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