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Perry, Texas GOP revive abortion limits fight
By WILL WEISSERT
DALLAS (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry says a filibuster and protests that kept the Texas Senate from passing tighter abortion restrictions were "nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process."
Addressing the National Right to Life Convention on Thursday, Perry vowed his state will nonetheless push ahead to approve a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, with some last minute help from protesters in the public gallery, successfully killed a bill imposing new limits to abortion in Texas in the Legislature at midnight Tuesday.
But Perry called a second special legislative session starting Monday. That will give the Republican-controlled Legislature an extra 30 days to pass the new limits on abortion.