Abortion

Pro-Abortion Filibuster, Anti-Abortion Bill Both Fail in Texas

Filibuster ruled over when Senator went off topic, Lt. Governor rules bill dead at end of session

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 The Texas legislature's special session ended in chaos and confusion early Wednesday, when a marathon filibuster failed—but so did a Republican effort to pass a bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

The Republican-dominated Senate needed to vote 'aye' on the bill by midnight to send it to the governor to sign into law.