Texas Abortion Bill Fails After Filibuster Attempt

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Texas Abortion Bill Fails After Filibuster Attempt
Sun, 07-07-2013 - 9:58am

Health Day News reports that the Texas abortion bill failed after a filibuster attempt. "A Texas lawmaker spoke for 10 straight hours Tuesday in a failed filibuster, but her efforts ultimately helped to thwart a Republican effort to pass a highly restrictive abortion bill in the state.

Sen. Wendy Davis began her attempt at a 13-hour filibuster late Tuesday morning. Her goal was to keep speaking past midnight, the deadline for the Senate to approve the bill and send it to Gov. Rick Perry to sign into law, CNNreported." read more

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