Wendy Davis: Battle isn't over on Texas abortion bill

"We will fight as we begin the session again on Monday," she said

Published June 30, 2013 7:16PM (EDT)

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D, said that her 11+ hour filibuster of the state's harsh abortion bill was not the end of the fight against the legislation. "We will fight as we begin the session again on Monday," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press." " "I don't think that we will concede that the battle is over."

Davis also accused Republican politicians in the state of using the legislation for political gain. “Politicians are using this issue to boost their own political aspirations, their own political ambitions, and they are bullying women and their liberties, their personal, constitutionally guaranteed liberties in the process,” she said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Davis's filibuster prevented the legislation, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, from passing the legislature last week. But Gov. Rick Perry has called a special session, which begins on Monday, in order to get it passed. This time, the bill is expected to make it through.


By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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