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When at a big story out of state -- Texas on another very controversial issue a filibuster helps to defeat what would have been one of the toughest abortion laws in the country.
When the bill's backers push for a last minute bell and angry crowds made their voices heard cases -- live in Dallas wins away from the state.
The state house but it certainly with a front row seat on what's happening and Texas case she.
Yet today it was a wild night that lasted early into the morning hours you know the goal of the Democrats in the state senate yesterday was to filibuster this controversial bill.
Because the special legislative session here in Texas ended at midnight.
And the bill had to be voted on before that time so yesterday.
Around 11 o'clock in the afternoon.
Senator Wendy Davis a Democrat from Fort Worth started talking.
And she had to speak for more than ten hours straight no bathroom breaks no leaning on the podium.
No help from colleagues and she was mostly successful because it went right up to the wire at midnight but the State's lieutenant governor.
David Dewhurst a Republican who supported the abortion measure.
Says that the chaos of the noise you can see here from the hundreds of protesters who filled the capitol building.
Actually prevented the bill from being signed in time.
So it did not pass by a matter of minutes despite some rumors that it had.
This is considered a major victory now for a pro choice support.
The government cannot.
-- -- -- Now SB five is what it was called and it would ban abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy it would require abortion clinics to upgrade their facilities to be classified.
As ambulatory surgical centers and it would also mandate that doctors.
Carrying out the procedures have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals supporters and authors of this bill have said that this was all to improve.
Women's health but opponents argued that it would do just the opposite because they say.
Clinics around the state of Texas would be forced to close because it wouldn't meet the requirements leaving just.
Five open in this massive state that would be able to carry out the procedure now there has already been some talk circulating that Texas governor Rick Perry who also supported the bill will call a -- other special session to get this past.
Keep in mind Republicans do have the vote to get it passed because it cleared the house earlier in the week so it's going to be interesting to see what happens with this issue that is certainly not over yet -- how -- and I and -- Casey thank you.
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