Forty-eight hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the law that placed restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas, former State Sen. Wendy Davis is relieved. She burst into tears when she heard the court's decision, she said.
"It was such an overwhelming sense of relief. We were at the end, or would be end, of this journey," Davis said.
It had been a three-year journey for the Fort Worth Democrat who famously tied up her pink sneakers to filibuster H.B. 2, the bill that put restrictions on abortion clinics.
"I felt so vindicated on behalf of the women who were impacted by this terrible law," Davis said.
Davis became well-known nationally after the filibuster, and she ran for governor in 2014. It was not a close race, but Davis is not closing the door on politics.
"I don't know what my political future is right now. I would love the opportunity to serve again, and if something makes sense down the road I will certainly give great thought to that," she said.
Asked if she would want to either hold state or national office, Davis answered, "I want very much to make an impact on this state."
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So as for her ruling out another run for governor?
"Who knows," Davis said.
Right now, she is busy with her new nonprofit, Deeds Not Words, which is focused on getting young women into the political process.
"I'm very happy. It's a lesson for a lot of people who I think don't get involved in the political world, don't step up and put their name on their ballot because, 'What if I lose?' It's not the end of the world," Davis said.