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The Annotated Wendy Davis

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Texas state senator Wendy Davis’s successful filibuster of S.B. 5—the Governor Rick Perry–backed bill that would have banned abortion after twenty weeks and shut down 37 of the state’s 42 abortion clinics—not only turned Davis and her hot-pink sneakers into overnight liberal icons, but also proved that Texas legislative protocol can be riveting theater. Here, the play-by-play of her meteoric rise.

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