Tribpedia: 2013 Abortion Filibuster

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On June 25, 2013, the last day of the first special session of the 83rd Legislature, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filibustered an omnibus abortion bill — Senate Bill 5 — that was sent back to the Senate by the House. Her efforts didn’t kill the bill, but used up most of the time the Senate had for it ...

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Analysis: A Movement, or Just a Moment?

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth, begins a filibuster of SB 5 the abortion regulation bill on June 25, 2013.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth, begins a filibuster of SB 5 the abortion regulation bill on June 25, 2013.

With the anniversary of the filibuster that made her a star for Texas Democrats, Wendy Davis is still trying to turn a momentous event into the kind of campaign that will upset the state's entrenched political order. The interest in Texas politics is piqued — even HBO has noticed — but Davis needs to win votes, not viewers. 

At separate events, Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filed for governor in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
At separate events, Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filed for governor in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

The Inescapable A-Word in the Texas Governor's Race

Texas Weekly

As state Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott gear up for the 2014 gubernatorial election, both candidates’ campaigns have made a tactical choice to remain mostly mum on the abortion issue.

Crowds gather outside the Senate hallway to hear State Sen. Wendy Davis after the midnight drama that killed abortion legislation in the last hour of the 83rd Texas legislature's first called special session.
Crowds gather outside the Senate hallway to hear State Sen. Wendy Davis after the midnight drama that killed abortion legislation in the last hour of the 83rd Texas legislature's first called special session.

Wendy Davis Postpones Announcement on Political Future

Texans will have to wait a little longer to find out if Wendy Davis will run for governor. The state senator said Wednesday she is postponing her decision until late September while she cares for her ailing father. 

Gov. Rick Perry, who signed House Bill 2 on Thursday, shakes hands with Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, the Senate sponsor of the omnibus abortion legislation.
Gov. Rick Perry, who signed House Bill 2 on Thursday, shakes hands with Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, the Senate sponsor of the omnibus abortion legislation.

Perry Signs Abortion Bill Into Law

With a few dozen protesters chanting outside and a Capitol auditorium full of supporters, Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 2 — the omnibus abortion legislation — into law Thursday morning.