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Gov. Rick Perry had some harsh words Thursday for pro-choice protesters and state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Fort Worth Democrat whose 10-hour filibuster helped kill a bill restricting abortions.

KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports from the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas that Perry said the crowd at the Capitol “hijacked the democratic process.” Here's a video of his speech:

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Anyone who tuned into Tuesday night’s filibuster drama knows just how important a role the crowd played, yelling and shouting at one point for 15 minutes straight. Lawmakers may have been able to pass Senate Bill 5 if not for the din under the dome.