The Real Impact of Texas' New Abortion Law

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Lawmakers Fight for Women's Rights

Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis became an overnight sensation in late June after she staged a one-woman, nearly 12-hour long filibuster in an effort to kill the bill on the last day of the legislative session. Despite Davis successfully talking past the midnight deadline, Perry called state lawmakers back for a second special session last week, setting the course for the bill's final approval.

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