AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — These are defining times in the Texas governor's race. Republicans want you to think Wendy Davis is a liberal and unethical. Democrats want you to think Greg Abbott is an extremist who hates public schools.
Texas Senator Wendy Davis grabbed national media attention this week when she launched a successful 13-hour filibuster to prevent a vote on the Senate Bill 5 (or SB5) abortion bill. People across the US then asked, "Who is Wendy Davis?"
A bill in the Texas legislature that would impose some of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the country failed to pass before a midnight deadline on Tuesday, following extraordinary events in the State Senate that lasted all day.
Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) is holding a filibuster today in protest of Senate Bill 5 (or SB5), which made it through the Texas House this week. If passed, the bill would prevent pregnant women from receiving an abortion after 20 weeks.