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 ...

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