Amid sea of abortion rights protesters, Texas House and Senate recess until July 9

Reconvened today for a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas House and Senate gaveled in, briefly discussed timekeeping measures and then called for a recess until July 9, after the Independence Day holiday. Nothing much happened, but there was plenty of interest, as abortion advocates in orange shirts lined up to protest proposed limits on abortion after 20 weeks and stricter safety standards for abortion clinics.

The action today was outside the capitol, where state Sen. Wendy Davis addressed thousands before the senate convened.

It would be difficult to argue that the pro-abortion crowd wasn’t an “unruly mob” — last week protesters shut down proceedings by screaming from the gallery and used social media to debate the legal consequences of rushing the floor. One protester was reportedly arrested after punching a state trooper who was clearing the gallery.

Although the House will not meet again this week, Rep. Byron Cook said a committee would convene tomorrow to hear testimony on the fetal pain bill from late afternoon until midnight — a deadline which abortion activists see as inadequate.

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  • Peyton

    Doesn’t matter how many liberal Texans show up. The Pro Lifers still outnumber them in our state.

    • CatHerder

      There are no liberal Texans. There are Texans and squatters with lib leanings.

      • trixiewoobeans

        They’re like an invasive species. Need Roundup.

      • eric_in_NJ

        This is what I have always suspected about libs in TX. I would bet that if you walked through the crowd it would be revealed that nearly all of this rent-a-mob was bused in a la Wisconsin!

    • daPenguin

      Can we give you some of ours? This state is full of them and you could handle a lot more and still outnumber them? Win Win I think

      • Peyton

        By far. Even most of the liberals I’ve met that aren’t from Austin support SB5.

      • mwill

        no ….we have enough.

    • Wally West

      Well that’s why the democrats have to bus in liberals from other states to keep up with pro-life protestors.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Yes but they are getting transplants from other states that they have bankrupted.

    • NB_Liberallies

      Where are the pro-lifers in Texas? Say what you will, but this is a public relations battle and so far, what has been seen, is pro-choicers outnumbering pro-lifers.

      I agree with you, don’t get me wrong, but if Texas’ Pro-lifers do not set up a huge, huge, huge march and peaceful demonstration, the perception will be that there are more Texan pro-murderers of babies in the womb than Pro-lifers.

      • Peyton

        They don’t get the coverage that the screaming unruly mobs do.

  • digitalPimple

    Next time there’s any guns right issues count me in. No more fees, checks, waiting periods and no more registrations at all. I demand zero restrictions what-so-ever. I better be able to carry unrestricted anywhere I see fit and fully automatic bans are now history as far as I’m concerned. Period.

    • ObamaFail

      If women are able to murder innocent babies at will just to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, then why should we have laws preventing us from having our guns with us anywhere we go?

      • digitalPimple

        Exactly. Similar principles at play. No gun store should have any restrictions hindering their way of opening business for the sale of guns. No more round limits. zero clip limits and zero restrictive penalty taxes. No additions rules and no additional checks at all.

        I fully expect to be able to purchase a 50cal automatic to blow any pumpkin to bits I like. No one has the right to tell me any different. Period.

        • CR

          Don’t forget, you should also make sure your ten year old can buy as many guns as he/she wants without parental notification or permission!

      • RememberSekhmet

        Screw guns! I want a tank!

        • trixiewoobeans

          Battleship!

          • RememberSekhmet

            A Black Hawk! Traffic? WHAT Traffic?

          • trixiewoobeans

            That’s my #2. I like the idea of sitting miles out to sea, fixing my coordinates, then BLAM!! Oops, getting a little excited here. No more battleship fantasies for me.

          • 1CatEye

            The tank should take care of those pesky traffic problems, too.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Actually, both cannons and warships (after a fashion) were owned by private citizens during the period around the Revolutionary War.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          How about an ICBM with a Nuclear Warhead? Something to throw at those Libs when they go back to Mexico.. Jawamax 8<{D}

        • ozconservative

          I want one of these! They may be old but simply put, they’re sex with wings!!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EcCYA68m_w

        • gun_nut

          With these gas prices? Do you know what kind of mileage an Ambrams gets?

          I guess you don’t have to drive it though, just park it where you want it and keep the batteries fresh.

  • ObamaFail

    It’s amazing how many people will show up for the right to murder babies. Seriously, people must really hate babies. They can give me the “what if it’s rape, or life of the mother?” nonsense all they want. All it does is show that none of these left-wing extremist baby killing monsters actually read what is in the bill that would ban abortions past 20 weeks. Nowhere does it say that a woman can’t get an abortion any time if her life is at stake. Libs ignore that little fact, because it doesn’t support their fantasy world. Libs pretend they care about the life of the mother. But let’s be honest. THe only reason they are against banning abortions past 20 weeks is because liberal women are scared that they might not get to have a viable baby executed. They’re scared that they will only be able to kill it before it’s viable.

    • jetch

      those leftwing nutjobs don’t really know what they’re doing there. they just here “women’s rights” and they are there.
      they are rebels without a cause. looking for a fight when none is to be had. I would love to see a reporter ask those people a few questions about why they are there, i’m sure the answers would be worthy of a jay leno skit.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Correction: “They are “rebels without a clue.”

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          “Out in the Great Wide Open” #TomPetty #MikeCambell #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

          • trixiewoobeans

            Oh! I forgot about that! I had to sing it to myself to figure out what you were talking about, lol!

    • Sean

      It’s Austin, you can’t throw a rock in that city without hitting a few dozen liberals. Finding a few thousand to march on the capital in the middle of a work day isn’t difficult for the left.

      • CatHerder

        You need to use bigger rocks.

      • gun_nut

        They probably got school credit from the University.

        • Secede

          Sadly, I bet they did

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It’s the Chicago way…

            No, seriously – I remember seeing something about kids getting class credit in Chicago for going to a political rally for Obama.

    • mwill

      not really…its Austin.

  • Wally West

    They made a meeting so that the pro-abortion liberals can waste their time “protesting” and whining some more about “rights” in the hot sun.

    Also nice to see Wendy Davis getting a swirling ego and think everything about her now with making speeches.

    • ObamaFail

      Why is it libs get so fascinated with the concept of executing a baby? They get upset if someone brings up the economy or any very important issues. The abortion debate is only kept alive by liberals because it’s a great way to distract the low-info gutter trash from the facts about how bad of shape our economy is truly in. They all say “growth.” But 0.4% growth isn’t something I’d brag about.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Babies being executed can’t fight back, so they’re the perfect vehicle for Liberal Regressives.

      • lonestar

        Since these protesters are here protesting life, I think they should go on over to Huntsville and demand more executions.

      • gun_nut

        The act of killing an unborn baby is a religious rite to a liberal (see Pelosi’s “abortion is sacred” comment). It is human sacrifice to their ideology (their god) and a way to give Christians the metaphorical middle finger.

  • Robot F. Kennedy

    The crowds make my heart well up with pride. TEXAS FIGHT!!!!!!!!!

    • CatHerder

      Texas Massacre, more like. The bill is going to get passed and signed into law. That’s a fact. This is going to happen because the majority of Texans are pro-life, that’s another fact. We elected a majority of like-minded legislators to make sure our wishes were carried out, and a similarly like-minded governor to sign it into law, and that is the last and most significant fact. We are not going to budge on this issue, it’s a good and necessary law and we want it.

      • Guest

        It’s not pro-life to be against infanticide.
        Agree 100%.
        adding: Some use terms “Pro-life” or “pro-this” or “pro-that”… a person, regardless of position, should be against infanticide which late term abortion is.

        • CatHerder

          Say again? Message garbled.

          • nc

            Oh good, it’s not me. I read that thing five times, then gave up.

          • digitalPimple

            Corrected and deleted. Just making a point (terribly I suppose) that most people should be against infanticide (Late term abortion) regardless of their of pro-whatever stance.

      • lonestar

        I know pro-choice people who all support this bill. 20 weeks is plenty enough time to make a decision and why could anyone object to clean, safe facilities like those required at other surgical centers?

        • RememberSekhmet

          This is the damndest thing, y’all—I’m one of those you describe. I find nothing objectionable in the bill. The panic is due to the lie that all but 5 clinics will close.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yeah, fight the powerless. Fight the innocent. Fight the blameless. Kill Kill Kill. Way to go.

      • Jeremy

        That sums them up.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Where was that “sea of reporters” during the Gosnell trial?

    • CatHerder

      Good point.

    • lonestar

      It was just a local crime story.

  • RememberSekhmet

    If they started now, they would miss the 4th.

  • Jeremy

    This is the typical left for you.They will say it’s evil to abuse animals(I agree with that obviously) but,it’s okay to kill a baby it makes no sense at all.

    • digitalPimple

      Don’t forget, San Fran did or tried to ban pet stores because of the poor amount of homeless animals that needed a home. Why not just round them up and kill them all?

  • lonestar

    Paid protesters. On the bright side, at least they have summer jobs.

    • CatHerder

      Momentarily off the Welfare rolls.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      That’s what Perry called them: Don’t let bused in and paid protesters speak for you! This is being dispersed on the Governor’s Facebook Page

      #Stand4Life

      http://rickperry.org/

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Yeah..And i noticed there were a number of potential future Liberal pro-choicers (Read:KIDS!) in the crowd…These dimwitCrats REALLY care about their kids… /sarc Jawamax 8<{D}

    • mwill

      not paid…Austin is full of these dipshits.

      • lonestar

        The majority are paid protesters. They are even advertising offering up to 2 grand monthly.

        • MSM

          Yeah they’re paid. Most austinites (liberal or not) have jobs they have to work. Plus native Texans know regardless of whether you disagree or agree with a policy, standing out in the Texas summer sun is stupid.

          It’s better protest on a lawn chair in the shade, sipping your Sweet Leaf Tea. Most austinites will furiously disagree from Trudy’s or the nearest Tex Mex place that serves alcohol.

          Only paid protesters would stand out in that July sun.

          I hope they like fried donkey.

  • RblDiver

    Would love to see someone slip in holding a sign “We support dirty abortion clinics!”

    • RememberSekhmet

      Or a “Support Gosnell and Karpen!” sign

  • Damien Johnson

    So this means SB5 didn’t pass today either? This is admittedly confusing to me. I’m great when it comes to my personal value system-not with the politics behind it all I’m afraid.

    • RememberSekhmet

      I think they will take it up after the 4th

      • Damien Johnson

        Sounds plausible…

    • nc

      I not sure myself, but it look to me like a fake out, like Perry intended to see what he was up against so he could 1) inconvenience the protesters and 2) get his resources together to deal with them. Just guessing, don’t know.

      • Damien Johnson

        I was under the impression they were going to be kept out this time to begin with. Especially since they don’t even represent Texas’ stance on this.

    • Chip

      The old “bait and switch” the abortion supporters will lose steam over time. Today cost them a couple of million dollars too. And, in another week the temps out in TX should climb a bit more…..

      • Damien Johnson

        Dirty tactics, good cause. I’m a-ok with this.

      • MSM

        It’s funny. Texas Democrats still hold their nose in the air and look down on Texas Republicans — who use that to their advantage to lead them around by their nose hairs in Texas.

        They bussed in a lot of people for this protest and the GOP played it up as oh this week we’ll pass it. Then said, “No wait, we’ll wait until next week. You can hold out until then right? How’s that searing Texas heat for you? It’s fun, right?”

        Now what dot hey do with the people they bussed in from all over the country? Send them back home and bring them back next week? Pretty costly.

        Pretty devious tactic of the GOP, but then they’re really good at toying with the democrats here.

        Plus the democrats aren’t helping themselves. They must be insane to think late-term abortion is a winning issue in Texas. Most of Wendy’s Davis democratic voters in her district are hispanics and very catholic. She’s in a swing district that she won on presidential years and now must face on a non-presidential year. In both 2008 and 2012, she won it by less than 400. She won’t have Obama at the top of the district this time. What’s she planning on running on?

        I fought hard for five month abortions and for shady clinics in low-income neighborhoods to stay open?

  • daPenguin

    Move forward 30 years: Grandma what did you do that you are most proud of: I fought for the right for doctors to kill babies that were about to be born.

  • Chip

    Under the Bill, those of you who get knocked up over the 4th of July weekend, will have until the third week of November to decide if you want to keep the kid or not. 20 weeks isn’t long enough?

    • digitalPimple

      That would be the 3rd week of November.

  • An American Veteran

    If this Country permits late term abortions, I predict all out war.

  • Stevon f. Nutt

    the crowd on the steps of the state house are calling for an end to the war on women. They want unfettered rights to continue murdering their unborn children!
    While Democrats cry supposedly real tears for children killed by a gun of any kind they cheer the death of millions of children with forceps and scalpels. they call this reproductive rights! I think the death of over 70 million children torn from the womb and murdered goes way beyond reproductive rights and should be called by it’s real name, genocide!

  • studio_walters

    Counting on you, Texas. #Stand4Life
    Sincerely, Nebraska

  • sharinite

    60 million ++ dead babies mean nothing to these broads….promiscuous sex is all they are interested in…no self respect…no responsibility…they look the other way when the Gosnell’s come out of the woodwork.

  • John

    What will the nomenclature dejour be ? When what is happening is wrong, the left just changes the name. Murdering children is now “women’s health”. How stupid of me to not see it from their perspective.

  • Lisa

    Those supporting limiting abortions should show up next. These prochoice-ers act as if they are the majority! The problem is as they say, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” and it always seems liberals are squeakier!

  • feduppianoman

    Texas you are a bastion of liberty. Give that filth no quarter.

  • Maxx

    The classic hypocrisy of a liberal. We demand you keep your hands off OUR rights (to kill the unborn) but we want to restrict YOURS (gun ownership).

  • OHNESA

    Most of those demonstrators are paid leaches. Just like when the teacher’s union was trying to get rid of Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

  • © Sponge

    All this to murder a baby as a form of birth control. It has nothing to do with “women’s health” and everything to do with unbridled sex without consequence. Period.

  • forgetyoutooo

    If it isn’t gun control, illegal aliens you can count on abortion to be the DEFLECTION OF THE WEEK. Anything but the economy and jobs and the IRS-Obamacare scandal.

  • Linda Hibdon

    Wonders how much those protesters make an hour???

  • Lars

    Why am I *NOT* surprised that most of the protesters are wearing UT (i.e. tu, i.e. t-sipper) orange…..

  • $27789750

    Hey, you folks hangs out here if you want. We’re going home, bye. chuckle

  • $27789750

    Hey, you folks hangs out here if you want. We’re going home, bye. chuckle

  • Red Fred

    Hilarious that they called recess until the 9th!!! ROFLMBO! Guess a lot of these people will have to go back to the state they came from, or have a big hotel bill.

  • Spinmamma

    Who is “we” and what will be the legal basis for your lawsuit?