The pro-abortion legislation maintained in Texas

Publié le : 28 June 2013

 On Tuesday 25 June, the senators of Texas failed to pass the law banning abortion beyond the twentieth week of pregnancy and aimed at reducing the number of clinics carrying out terminations of pregnancy in this State. And the reason is that the Democratic senator Wendy Davis succeeded in her filibuster by talking for nearly 12 hours to obstruct the vote on this proposal limiting access to abortion. The Senate of Texas closed its extraordinary session lasting 30 days at midnight on Tuesday, and the vote had to be taken before midnight. But the long speech of the senator lasting beyond this deadline prevented the senators from voting in time: "according to the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, the registers are clear: it was Wednesday when the votes were cast, making them invalid."

In recent months, several States have voted on laws to restrict abortion, such as North Dakota and Arkansas. Their aim is to get the Supreme Court of the United States to go back on its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 which authorised abortion in the country. 

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