Pro-choice and pro-life advocates in Central Texas are reacting to the events surrounding defeat of a controversial state Senate bill, which would have closed nearly every abortion clinic in the state.
Attempts by senators to vote on the bill, known as Senate Bill 5, failed after a nearly 11 hour-long filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and protesting, chanting and jeering from a large crowd gathered in the Senate chamber’s gallery. The events prevented the bill’s passage, which could not be finalized before the midnight deadline.
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