Sen. Davis tells personal stories during filibuster

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY/ KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 9:21 PM

AUSTIN -- During her filibuster, Senator Windy Davis shares a very personal story.

 "I would tell her I loved her. I was sorry she was sick. It's ok to leave me. My daughter was going to die.I held her, I kissed her, I watched her get baptized. I told her I loved her and I said goodbye," said the senator.

 "My daughter died. None of her life or death went the way we expected. I expected to have her for the rest of my life," she read.

She believes that this filibuster is her chance to be the voice of so many woman and children who don't have one.

"Hearing that your baby is going to die makes you feel like everything in life is out of your contro," said Senator Davis with tears.

She wanted to tell the pain of one family that represents the suffering of so many others.

"I would hate to see other families denied the right to choose what is best for them. These decisions are hard enough."

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