Texas Gov. Perry Calls Second Special Session on Abortion, Gets Viciously Attacked by Left

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

By Associated Press. After a one-woman filibuster and a raucous crowd helped derail a GOP-led effort to restrict Texas abortions, Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that he’s calling lawmakers back next week to try again.

Perry ordered the Legislature to meet July 1 to begin 30 more days of work. Like the first special session, which ended in chaos overnight, the second one will include on its agenda a Republican-backed plan that critics say would close nearly every abortion clinic across the state and impose other widespread limits on the procedure.

“I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas,” Perry said in a statement. “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn.”

The first session’s debate over abortion restrictions led to the most chaotic day in the Texas Legislature in modern history, starting with a marathon filibuster and ending with a down-to-the wire, frenetic vote marked by questions about whether Republicans tried to break chamber rules and jam the measure through.

The governor can convene as many extra sessions as he likes and sets the agenda of what lawmakers can work on. Also listed on the session’s agenda are separate bills to boost highway funding and deal with a juvenile justice issue. Read more from this story HERE.

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Fu****r: Left Viciously Attacks Governor Perry for Not Giving Up on Pro-Life Legislation

By Jason Howerton. Perry’s move infuriated the left and they let everyone know it on Twitter Wednesday. It got ugly (Warning! Strong and hateful language):

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