The Texas filibuster: Lawmaker catapulted to national stardom
Eric Gay Associated Press Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, stands on the nearly empty Senate floor during her filibuster of an abortion bill Tuesday in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics performing the procedure to upgrade facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers.
Wendy Davis votes Tuesday against a motion to call for a rules violation during her filibuster to block passage of an abortion bill. In 2011 she filibustered a plan for cuts in public education spending.