AUSTIN, Texas — Last month, when Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, launched a 12-hour filibuster to block passage of a bill restricting late-term abortions, NARAL Pro-Choice America and its allies lauded her as a hero.
But legislation banning abortions in Texas after 20 weeks was later approved in a special July session, after thousands of pro-life activists flooded the State Capitol in Austin to show support for the bill, and was signed into law July 18 by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Further, pro-life legislation in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin could make 2013 a banner year for the pro-life movement.
The American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL are expected to challenge...READ MORE