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July 13, 2013

"This is not how we won last time. This is not how we got the bill killed."

SFB’s Seth Millstein shot a lot of footage and took a bunch of photos in Texas this week, but this clip is the most interesting thing he’s sent along. It shows, in microcosm form, the challenges that protesters on the pro-choice side had in repeating the success of the Wendy Davis filibuster earlier this month. While a march was about to begin—a march organizers said would include a speech by Davis, by the way, though that didn’t happen—some protesters expressed frustration with the way it took energy away from the state capitol at a crucial time. “Either leave and listen to some Democrats talk, or stay and fight for your rights,” activist Morgan McCoy exclaims in the clip above.

EDIT: Updated with more details.

20:47 // 1 year ago

hoomie says: Regarding that picture of that racist ass TX protester in the burqa, I cannot believe whoever runs this blog didn't think for a single damn second how racist and Islamophobic that was. I really thought you guys were at least a little intelligent, but I guess not. Done with this blog until someone who still follows it reblogs an apology from you guys onto my dash. This is disgusting of you.

» SFB says: I was at the protests all week, and this protester’s statement stood out, so I took a picture and posted it on the blog. I didn’t say I supported the costume; I just posted a picture of it. That’s what photojournalism is. I apologize if you found it offensive or disrespectful, but my goal with this photograph, and the others I took, was to document what was happening in Texas this week—the good, the bad, and the ugly. So again, I understand why you found it offensive, but we weren’t implying an opinion either way on the image. — Seth @ SFB

14:23 // 1 year ago
Dr. Howard Novick, a Houston doctor who has dedicated his life to providing medial services to women who needed them, including abortions: “I have saved some women’s lives. They are so grateful we’re here for them and nonjudgmental. I really feel a kinship for this.” The bill passed the Texas senate last night. (photo by Pat Sullivan/Associated Press)

Dr. Howard Novick, a Houston doctor who has dedicated his life to providing medial services to women who needed them, including abortions: “I have saved some women’s lives. They are so grateful we’re here for them and nonjudgmental. I really feel a kinship for this.” The bill passed the Texas senate last night. (photo by Pat Sullivan/Associated Press)

13:59 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2013

Interview: Missy Martinez of Students for Life of America

Our very own Seth Millstein has been covering the SB1/HB2 protests in Texas pretty regularly over the last week or so, and he’s managed to gather a number of videos, which we’ll be sharing throughout the day. First up is an interview with Students for Life’s Missy Martinez, who tells us why she’s here: “With all the stuff that’s happening in the Texas legislation, we are here to be a pro-life voice.” She reveals that many pro-life protesters have been bussed in from other states to support the efforts.

11:22 // 1 year ago
July 3, 2013
14:21 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2013
Huge crowds inside capitol. This is a (mostly) pro-life gathering right here.

Huge crowds inside capitol. This is a (mostly) pro-life gathering right here.

15:39 // 1 year ago
June 27, 2013
She was the daughter of a single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry • Offering his thoughts on Monday’s filibuster from Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ Just being a d***. source
15:49 // 1 year ago
June 26, 2013
14:38 // 1 year ago
And CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked, ‘All that energy to avoid the vote. Why not spend the time trying to compromise and figure out the bill in the first place?’ Yeah, what a waste of time. Wendy, examine your priorities.
HyperVocal’s Slade Sohmer calls out cable news for ignoring, and worse, misrepresenting the situation in Texas last night. The piece really nails everything that’s wrong with cable news these days.
12:00 // 1 year ago
An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, pronouncing Texas Senate Bill 5 dead. source
4:34 // 1 year ago