Texas House Approves Abortion Bill

Wendy Davis is ready. After 10 hours of intense debate yesterday, the Texas House approved a restrictive abortion bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks and likely close most of the state’s clinics. A final vote in the Senate could be held as early as Friday. Two weeks ago Texas Sen. Wendy Davis had successfully filibustered for 11 hours and delayed the vote until after the legislative session had ended—which led Texas Gov. Rick Perry to declare a special session of both the House and Senate to pass the bill. Perry has vowed to sign it if it passes.