In Abortion Fight, Other Bills Were Collateral Damage

Legislation that would create sentencing guidelines for 17-year-old murderers and increase funding for road construction were not the target of state Sen. Wendy Davis' abortion filibuster, but died amid her high-profile — and eventually successful — effort. A spokeswoman for Rick Perry, who added all three issues to the special session call, has said it's too soon to know whether the governor will call lawmakers back again. 

Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, attempted to defeat the omnibus abortion measure by speaking until midnight, when the special session was legally required to conclude. Along with that bill, senators on Tuesday were also ...

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