Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Texas Woman Ejected After Slamming GOP Senators

The Texas women's uprising continues. Sarah Slamen, who Tweets as @victorianprude, testified on Monday in front of the Texas Senate committee against the draconian anti-abortion bill that was the subject of Sen. Wendy Davis's (D) heroic filibuster–a bill that the Texas House passed today. Slamen discarded her speech about the ways in which the new law will be a financial boon for Gov. Rick Perry's (R) sister. Instead, she castigated the Republican senators themselves: “Thank you for being you, Texas legislature. You have radicalized hundreds of thousands of us, and no matter what you do for the next 22 days, women and their allies are coming for you. Let’s start down the line. Senator Campbell, you’re an ophthalmologist. So I won’t be making you the expert on reproductive health. We can give you all the children with chlamydia and herpes in their eyes, since we don’t have sex ed in this state.” For her fiery testimony, Slamen was disrupted by Sen. Jane Nelson (R) and forcibly removed from the chamber. Watch the following two videos showing Slamen's remarks, her ejection and the applause she received outside the committee chamber:

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