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June 25, 2013


Texas Lawmaker in 13 Hour Speech to Block Abortion Bill

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) "continued a dramatic filibuster Tuesday afternoon designed to block passage of a controversial and politically charged anti-abortion bill," the Austin American Statesman reports.

Davis could succeed if she continues talking on the bill until midnight when the special legislative session ends.

"Leaders in the GOP-controlled Senate who want the bill to pass said at mid-afternoon they were considering invoking a little-used rule to end the filibuster with a vote, a move that other Republicans had earlier vowed not to use. They planned to let Davis talk the day out -- as long as she stays within the rules for such speeches, with no leaning on her desk or no pausing or straying off the subject."












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