There is much controversy around abortion. I was listening to Tanaath and Sunfire on Drake’s Wednesday evening show because it’s always fascinating to hear Tanaath’s insights as to how our star brethren see our world, and one of the questions from listeners was about terminating pregnancies.
They asked how those in other realms view this practice. Tanaath said first off that they view the needs of the living above those of the unborn and that the incidence of a non-consensual birth is very rare in their world.
She continued that suffering requires consciousness, and since a soul does not enter a new-born’s body until it takes it’s first breath, suffering cannot take place prior, so a fetus does not experience suffering as we know it.
It’s the “shedding of blood” that is frowned upon in the higher realms, and there are ways to terminate a pregnancy without shedding blood, but those methods have been withheld from us, Tanaath said.
A woman who brings a child into the world is impacted in so many ways that it is a serious consequence to bear if it is not a planned birth. Women’s rights have been withheld in countless arenas, but now they are taking them back.
The establishment has created so many laws to control us and to engender guilt where none is required. Why do we embrace those laws rather than exercize our free will to choose individually? Why must we always sit in judgment of others?
No matter; an amazing woman in Texas is leading the way to freedom of choice, and freedom for women. She chose to abide by the absurd guidelines for a filibuster and succeeded in her goal on behalf of Americans. What a woman—one more woman who is leading the way into our new and higher consciousness. The Divine Feminine is rising.
Something amazing is happening in Texas. And Wendy Davis is a national hero.
On Sunday, as Texas Republicans used a special session to pass one of the country’s most extreme, far-reaching abortion bans, more than 600 people flooded the state house to stop the Texas GOP from passing it. Despite the groundswell of grassroots opposition, Republicans pushed it through in the middle of the night.1
But yesterday morning, State Senator Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, launched a herculean effort to block that bill from becoming law. She filibustered it by speaking on the Senate floor for more than 12 hours to delay the vote until after the special session closed–and she succeeded!2
Texas Senate rules dictated that to maintain the filibuster, she had to stand the entire time, she couldn’t stop for food or water, and she couldn’t even take a bathroom break.3 And she used her time on the Senate floor to read the stories from the women and their doctors who would be affected by this bill–it was powerful.4
Late last night, Sen. Davis won–as did women in Texas and across America. This dangerous bill has been tabled, for now.5 When a champion like Sen. Davis stands up for women–especially in a state as hostile to women’s health as Texas–we need to stand up for her, too. Can you sign on to our thank you card to Sen. Davis?
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Senate Bill 5 is sweeping legislation would be the most stringent set of laws impacting millions of women.6 It lumps together several anti-abortion measures that failed during the regular session. But since it’s a special session, the bill could pass with a simple majority instead of the two-thirds that Texas normally requires.7 According the Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, it would “virtually ban” abortion in the state.8
Among other restrictions, the bill would require that any abortion facility be a licensed surgical center, even though most providers performed abortions with a pill–no surgery is involved. Even a woman who could be prescribed medication to take at home would have to travel to a surgical center to take the pill. Most Texas abortion facilities would need to relocate and spend millions of dollars to comply. The number of abortion providers operating in the state would go from 47 to just 5–leaving much of the state hundreds of miles from the nearest provider.9 It’s an extreme agenda aimed at ending abortion access for millions of women.
Sen. Davis never backed down and bravely challenged her Republican colleagues on the floor, saying, “You can imagine, or maybe you can’t, that a woman can be told that her feelings on these issues, that if she can’t fit into every one of the square pegs she’s being asked to fit into by this bill she’s not going to be able to exercise her constitutional right.”10
Wendy Davis is a national hero. She successfully filibustered one of the most restrictive anti-women bills in the country for more than 12 hours with no rest, no water, and no fear. Will you send her a humongous heartfelt thank you?
Sen. Davis’s marathon filibuster became a sensation in the Texas statehouse and all over the country on social media. More than 180,000 people watched the livestream form the Texas Senate floor.11 The hashtag #StandWithWendy was trending on Twitter as people tweeted messages of support.12 In Austin, hundreds of people stood in the state house to watch the filibuster and support her.13
Sen. Davis–along with hundreds of other Texans–stood up and said no to Republicans’ extreme, anti-woman agenda. Now we all need to stand with her. Can you sign the thank you card?
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Thanks for speaking out.
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Malinda and Karin, the UltraViolet team
1. Despite Massive Protests, Texas GOP Rushes Through Abortion Restrictions In The Middle Of The Night, ThinkProgress, June 24, 2013
2. Epic One-Woman Filibuster Blocks Radical Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas, ThinkProgress, June 26, 2013
4. After 12 1/2-hour filibuster, Senate Bill 5 is dead, Dallas News, June 25, 2013
5. Epic One-Woman Filibuster Blocks Radical Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas, ThinkProgress, June 26, 2013
6. Democrats Plan to Kill Texas Abortion Bill With 13-Hour Filibuster, NBC 5 – KXAS, June 26, 2013
7. Texas Advances Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill That Will Force Most Abortion Clinics To Close, ThinkProgress, June 19, 2013
8. Democrats Plan to Kill Texas Abortion Bill With 13-Hour Filibuster, NBC 5 – KXAS, June 26, 2013
9. Texas Advances Sweeping Anti-Choice Bill That Will Force Most Abortion Clinics To Close, ThinkProgress, June 19, 2013
10. Live video: Confusion reigns as midnight deadline passes, Dallas News, June 25, 2013
11. Texas SB5: 182,000 people simultaneously live-streamed Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster on YouTube, Metro, June 26, 2013
12. #StandWithWendy Trends Online During Texas Senator’s Abortion Filibuster, Mashable, June 26, 2013
13. Epic One-Woman Filibuster Blocks Radical Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas, ThinkProgress, June 26, 2013
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