Abortion bill

It's Not Over
It's Not Over
DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has invoked the name of Democratic filibuster star Wendy Davis as a rallying cry for tougher abortion limits in Texas. Perry mentioned the former teenage mom and Harvard Law School graduate during a speech Thursday to the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas...
Cruz On Abortion
Cruz On Abortion
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is set to address the annual National Right to Life Convention. The Texas Republican is sure to get a warm welcome from the conservative crowd Friday in suburban Dallas. Cruz was a little-known former Texas solicitor general before riding a tea party wave of support to an upset win in last year's Republican Senate primary against Lt...
Another Special Session
Another Special Session
Governor Rick Perry has ordered another special session to deal with issues including the controversial abortion bill that was defeated by an hours-long filibuster and rowdy crowd of demonstrators Tuesday night. But the abortion bill is not the only major issue that was left in limbo after the close of the last session early Wednesday...
Meet Wendy Davis, Filibusterer Extraordinaire and Internet Hero
Meet Wendy Davis, Filibusterer Extraordinaire and Internet Hero
Yesterday something pretty epic happened in the Texas state legislature. We know, already it is hard for you to believe, but we swear it's true. Senator Wendy Davis attempted a 13-hour filibuster to keep one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the United States from being voted into law. And this wasn't your average, everyday read-from-the-phone book filibuster, this was a Texas filibuster.
Filibusted
Filibusted
Texas Senate Bill 5 failed to pass Tuesday night after a lengthy filibuster and shouts from protesters caused lawmakers to miss a midnight deadline to vote it into law. SB 5 would have shut down nearly all abortion clinics in the state...
Texas Filibuser
Texas Filibuser
Calling efforts to pass a tough abortion bill a “raw abuse of power”, Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis of Forth Worth began a filibuster against the bill at 11:28 Tuesday morning. Davis must keep speaking until midnight in order to prevent a vote on Senate Bill 5...
Clashing Views
Clashing Views
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans armed with Bible verses have given preliminary approval to some of the strictest abortion regulations in the country as time runs out on the Texas special legislative session. Democrats were supported by hundreds of demonstrators as they stalled the legislation for 15 hours...