Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session
June 26th, 2013
04:33 AM ET
8 years ago

Texas abortion bill dies as confusion marks end of session

(CNN) - The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, with Republicans unable to pass before a midnight deadline a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst stepped to the Senate floor around 3 a.m. to declare the bill dead and the special session over.

And thus ended a night of intense drama that both sides of the abortion debate followed breathlessly, in large part to cheer - or jeer - the efforts of a lone lawmaker who talked for 10 straight hours to run out the clock.


Filed under: Abortion • Texas
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  1. M.A.P.

    She's amazing!!! A true hero who really stands up (no pun intended) for what they believe in. Typical Republicans tried to have her outed for wearing a back brace, how pathetic that such things can really decide the future rights of all women in texas. Perry is a pig for his comments.

    June 26, 2013 04:58 am at 4:58 am |

    The Guns Over People tea potty War on Women continues. Women are fighting back in all states now.

    June 26, 2013 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Kudos to Davis!!! Keep it up.
    Somehow confusion and texas (oops) goes hand in hand.

    June 26, 2013 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  4. S. B. Stein

    It is nice to hear that this was done. I can't understand why Conservatives don't do more to support adoptions and take these kids once they are born. It seems that that they are pro-birth since many of them support the death penalty. I'd like to see these Conservatives take the babies that they have forced women to have that would not have been here otherwise.

    June 26, 2013 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  5. Guest

    Another proud day for liberals, you can kill your baby as long as you havent named it yet....the moral compass is clearly pointed south.

    June 26, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |