Well, after all the sturm und drang of the Wendy Davis filibuster, Davis of course being the pro-abort Democrat Texas State Senator elected into office with the help of Ralph McCloud, director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, pro-aborts saluting their dishonorary leader, Satan, and pro-abort thugs having confiscated from them bricks, feces and urine that they intended to throw at Texas state legislators, the bill banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks has passed:
After a day filled with pro-abortion threats, pro-life people hiding in secure areas of the capitol fearing for their safety, jars of feces and urine and protestors disrupting the Senate proceedings, democracy finally prevailed.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making them meet basic health and safety standards that have closed facilities in other states that are unable to comply. The bill also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.
Go here to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air to read the rest. Ed makes an interesting prediction:
In this case, the extreme position has always been carte blanche for abortions on demand. Thanks to the tactics of the pro-abortion forces in this case, that extreme has been clear from the beginning. Whether it’s the attempt to hijack the legislature while attempting to pass a popular bill, chanting “Hail Satan” at pro-life demonstrators, or bringing urine, feces, and tampons (and bricks) to throw at elected officials, the opposition to this bill has managed to make themselves look like absolute nutcases at every turn, but their extremism is worse than it looks. They’re clearly uninterested in democracy; they want to intimidate the majority with violence and disgusting tactics from the minority. They’re proto-dictators with bad taste, at the least.
Don’t think that this experience won’t stick in the minds of Americans, either. The pro-abortion activist front may have set back their own cause by decades. That’s good news for unborn children — and also for people who love representative democracy.
The Gosnell case was a pro-abort nightmare come true: a case that focused the nation on the humanity of the unborn. Now, a solid majority of Americans favor banning late term abortions. We can build on that, because once the focus is firmly on the humanity of the child slain in abortion, our victory is inevitable. Next year every Democrat candidate should be asked: “Do you favor abortion being legal until the umbilical cord is cut?”