Celebrities React to Wendy Davis' Texas Filibuster!
State senator Wendy Davis has made nation-wide news by deciding to speak for 13 straight hours without sitting down or having a bathroom break to attempt to kill a bill that reduced access to abortion on Tuesday (June 25) in Texas.
In Texas, the state House of Representatives passed a bill that doesn’t allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, “severely limits access to medication-induced abortions and regulates first-trimester abortion clinics as ambulatory surgical centers.”
Wendy‘s actions have led many celebrities to offer their words of encouragement while she attempted a 13-hour filibuster to delay the Texas’ 20-week abortion ban.
However, the filibuster was suspended two hours before midnight with Republicans claiming that Wendy went off topic.
Click inside for celebrity reactions…
Elizabeth Banks: “Truly inspiring to watch @WendyDavisTexas standing up for women’s rights in Texas. #standwithwendy.”
Piers Morgan: “Another reason to love Texas… #wendydavis.”
Mark Ruffalo: “#standwithwendy This is better then any movie I have seen in a long long time. Never forget. We the people have the power we have always had the power we just need to gather and take it! #standwithwendy. What a dirty dirty trick the Texas GOP played on a woman tonight. 13 hours of standing, won fair and square then cheated. NO GUTS.”
Ricky Gervais: “Whatever the outcome, @WendyDavisTexas efforts entered her into the pantheon of American heroes tonight. #standwithwendy.”
Katie Aselton: “whoa, i’m a little late to the party, but what’s happening in texas is insanely exciting! #standwithwendy.”
Martha Plimpton: “Do you #StandWithWendy? Wear your scarlet A and say so, every day, all the time. @AIsForOrg.”
Emily VanCamp: “Yes. Thank you Wendy.”
Evan Rachel Wood: “WTF is going on in texas right now?!”
Thomas Sadoski: “Congratulations TX legislature. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are watching you live up to your ugly stereotype.”
Autumn Reeser: “Just came online to find twitter exploding — bummed to miss out on the #standwithwendy excitement but LOVING all this passion in my feed!!”
Chad Lowe: “Women of Texas, now would be a good time to move. Men of Texas, now would be a good time to cede from the the union. #StandWithWendy. Unfollow @AP for being complicit in the fraud perpetrated by the Texas GOP tonight. #StandWithWendy.”
Avan Jogia: “Just reading up on what’s going down in Texas. Society not going back in time. #standwithwendy proves one person can make a difference.”