Perry Calls Another Special Session on Abortion
After Wendy Davis kills first one with filibuster; it starts next week
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2013 5:13 PM CDT
Texas Gov. Rick Perry.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(Newser) – Will Wendy Davis bust out her pink tennis shoes again? Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called another special legislative session beginning July 1 to put in place stringent new abortion restrictions statewide, reports the Dallas Morning News. Davis famously foiled him the first time around with a 12-plus-hour filibuster last night that helped run out the clock on the special session. (She got some late help from boisterous supporters after Republicans called her on a rules violation.)

No word yet on whether Democrat Davis plans another filibuster, but Perry vows that "we will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do." Abortion isn't the only topic on the agenda for the 30-day special session, but this time Perry plans to have it addressed immediately instead of waiting until the end. The tough new abortion rules would outlaw the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy and effectively shut down most of the state's clinics, reports AP.

View 3 more images
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Perry Calls Another Special Session on Abortion is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 322 comments
Jun 27, 2013 1:55 PM CDT
It is funny how quickly you Bolsheviks change your tune. A man stops the beating hearts of 26 children in Sandy Hook and we need to destroy the Constitution to prevent it from happening again. Now you want to stop people from saving childrens lives. If Lanza had been a woman would it have been OK?
Jun 27, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
Too bad his mama didn't choose to abort him!
Jun 27, 2013 9:04 AM CDT
And the Republicans will yell at the Democrats saying "Stop accusing us of waging war on women."