After an 11-hour filibuster that brought national attention to the Texas debate on abortion, the governor had a few words to say about the state senator.

While speaking at the National Right To Life convention in Dallas, Texas Governor Rick Perry told the attendees the personal story of State Senator Wendy Davis, using it as a pro-life argument.

KDFW-TV reports he told the crowd that Davis was born to a single mother and had a child herself as a teenager.

"It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example," Perry told the audience. "That every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential; that every life is precious."

According to KDFW, Davis says Perry's words were "without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds."

A second special session will begin July 1st to try the abortion vote again, as well as handle other state business.


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