Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, became a household name overnight when she talked nonstop for 11 hours in an attempt to kill abortion legislation. While her filibuster failed, she emerged victorious.
Texas is split over propositions to impose stricter regulations on abortion providers. Some students say stricter abortion regulations would make the procedures more costly for students, others say the tougher, the better.
More than 800 women's rights protesters crowded into the Texas Capitol on Sunday to watch Democrats try a series of parliamentary maneuvers to stop the Republican majority from passing some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country.