The Republican governor of Texas criticized the state senator again Thursday over her attempted 13-hour filibuster that killed an extremely restrictive anti-abortion bill this week, this time denigrating her for not learning “from her own example” of being a teenaged single mother. Davis took the high road in her response.
If Gov. Rick Perry calls another special session to attempt to pass a state Senate bill that would make legal abortion virtually impossible in Texas, he and his cohorts would face another surge of popular protest, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Wednesday.
The Democratic Texas state senator is single-handedly trying to block an extreme anti-abortion bill being pushed by Republicans that would significantly reduce access to the procedure and ban it outright after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the U.S.’ second most populous state. (UPDATED)