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In Texas, Marathon Filibuster Derails New Abortion Bill

  • Aired: 06/26/2013
  • 10:13
  • Rating: NR
A Texas state bill supported by Republican lawmakers to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require new standards for abortion providers was derailed by a marathon filibuster led by Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis. Gwen Ifill recaps the dramatic night in the Texas State Senate with Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune.
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