Transcript for Texas Abortion Bill Filibustered
We're going to begin there. Tense political drama stretched into the wee hours of this morning. And all over a plan to restrict abortion in the state of texas. As you're about to see, one lawmaker who took a stand may have made all of the difference. Wearing her comfortable pink is sneakers because she wouldn't be able to sit down for 13 hours, texas state lawmaker wendy davis took the podium to take a stand. I'm rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of texans. Reporter: With no food, no water and no bathroom breaks allowed, davis hoped to run out the clock on the legislative session and so block a bill that would close virtually every abortion clinic in texas. But to engineer the filibuster, she also couldn't change the subject. And her republican opponents say she did just that just before the midnight deadline. Igniting chaos, as hundreds of her supporters protested, shouting her name. Lawmakers then scrambled to vote in time, approving the bill. But then, this morning, a stunner. The lieutenant governor confirming that the timing of that vote was changed in the computer. The vote was actually taken after midnight. It won't count. The bill will not become law. And even president obama tweeted his support to davis. This battle's far from over. Republican governor rick perry said, he could call a special legislative session. And the legal challenge is expected.
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