For the time being, and we don't know how long that "time being" is, abortion is still as freely available in the state of Texas as it can be in a state that is ruled by a bunch of lying, duplicitous, and cheating legislators.
A mob, really. A mean, cruel, lying, cheating mob.
Oddly enough, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst labeled the crowded gallery that shouted down the dastardly and illegal vote in the last 10 minutes of the special "emergency" legislative session an "unruly mob."
Here is what he said to a bunch of reporters earlier today after his bill failed:
"An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies."
"Dewhurst said SB5 passed 19-10, but with all the ruckus and noise, he couldn't hear the proceedings, and now 'I can't sign the bill' so it can go to Gov. Rick Perry"
The only difference between the mob on the floor of the Senate, and the mob in the gallery is that the ones on the floor were moving silently and stealthily, making outrageous rulings on what is germane and what is not, and essentially tossing out the Senate Rules in an effort to get that heinous bill passed.
They were a mob in disguise. The mob in the gallery made no bones about the fact that they had just witnessed some very bad behavior, and reacted as anyone would, with outrage. Loud and vociferous outrage.
Because sometimes bad actors working in the shadows need to be called out, need to be exposed for what they are, and last night/this morning, that is exactly what happened.