How The Abortion Restrictions Bill Went Down
Dallas Morning News colleague Christy Hoppe provides a timeline of events that concluded in a raucous public display in the Senate gallery. The loud outburst essentially extended Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster and ran out the clock on signing the abortion bill before the midnight deadline. Question now: Will Governor Perry call another special session?
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called it "an angry mob," but because victors get to write history, it'll go down as an unprecedented show of public input. From the moment Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, rose at 11:17 a.m.