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Perry Calls Another Special Session on Abortion

After Wendy Davis kills first one with filibuster; it starts next week

(Newser) - Will Wendy Davis bust out her pink tennis shoes again? Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called another special legislative session beginning July 1 to put in place stringent new abortion restrictions statewide, reports the Dallas Morning News . Davis famously foiled him the first time around with a 12-plus-hour filibuster last...

Meet the Texan Who Filibustered the Abortion Bill

Wendy Davis: From single teen mom to Harvard Law grad

(Newser) - So who is this Wendy Davis, the Texas Democratic state senator who had much of the country enthralled yesterday as she led a 10-hour filibuster of an abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks? Davis, 50, was raised by a single mother and also became a single...

Texas Abortion Vote Misses by Minutes, Amid Chaos

Deadline missed on heels of Wendy Davis' epic filibuster

(Newser) - A contentious end to a wild day and night in Texas, where a bill that would ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks just barely failed to pass the state Senate before its midnight deadline, the AP reports. The GOP-controlled chamber was only able to vote on the bill...

Texas Lawmaker Trying to Kill Abortion Bill With Filibuster

State Sen. Wendy Davis has to make it until midnight local time

(Newser) - A Texas lawmaker is trying to keep sweeping new abortion restrictions from taking effect in the state, but she'll have to stay on her feet for about 13 hours to be successful. Democrat Wendy Davis began a filibuster at 11:18am local time and needs to make it until...

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