AUSTIN, Texas — A filibuster and a raucous crowd managed to delay approval of a Texas bill that will ban abortions past the 20-week “pain capable” mark, but abortion supporters’ victory promises to be short-lived.
Texas legislators are already in a second special session, which Republican Gov. Rick Perry called just hours after the vote standstill in Austin late on June 25.
That day, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, became a national sensation when she launched a 10-hour-plus filibuster against the pro-life bill, attracting support even from President Barack Obama, who alluded to her efforts in a tweet.
When Davis was finally silenced due to technicalities shortly before a...READ MORE