Last night, the Texas Senate passed Rick Perry's abortion ban.
They ignored the massive outcry from thousands of women and men, here in Texas and across the country. They ignored the deeply personal, moving testimony of women who came to the Capitol to tell their stories, and the courageous 11-hour people's filibuster, led by Senator Wendy Davis. They ignored the words of doctors and medical professionals who stood against this outrageous attack on women's health. And they ignored the wishes of Texans, 80% of whom said they did not want this bill.
It's the same story we're seeing in North Carolina, in Wisconsin, and in Congress. A small group of opponents have proven time and again that they will stop at nothing to force their agenda on women nationwide.
But this moment isn't about them. It's about us. It's about what you and I have seen happen in the past few weeks. It's about college students and grandmothers and doctors and teachers and dads and nuns and so many others shouting, "ENOUGH!"
And I know, without a doubt, that you and I aren't going anywhere. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are in it for the long run. In Texas, and across the nation.