Wendy Davis, who was a Texas state senator who skyrocketed to fame in 2013 after filibustering the Texas abortion law the Supreme Court struck down on Monday, said she was “could not be happier” with the decision. 

“I’m overjoyed,” Davis said in an interview with MSNBC. “I have to tell you, I was fighting back tears a moment ago … It’s incredible news for the women of Texas. It’s incredible news for women throughout this country.” 


The Supreme Court struck down abortion restrictions in a Texas law that would have shut down numerous clinics in the state. 

In June 2013, Davis took the floor of the Texas Senate to protest the bill in an 11-hour filibuster that stalled the passage of the bill. 

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Davis unsuccessfully ran for governor of Texas in 2014.