Sunday, June 23, 2013
Austin American-Statesman: House Democrats force delay on abortion bill, by Chuck Lindell:
The fight to pass some of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws got much more difficult for Republicans after Texas House Democrats turned to the rule book Sunday, thwarting plans to speed the regulation bill toward passage by forcing a crucial delay in the waning days of the special session. . . .
KVUE: Hundreds crowd state Capitol for debate over controversial abortion bills, by Mark Wiggins & Michael Moore:
RH Reality Check!: 700 Texans Gather for "People's Filibuster', GOP Lawmaker Tries to Silence 'Repetitive' Testimony, by Andrea Grimes:
We’re here as part of a citizens’ filibuster against a bill added to the Texas house’s special session calendar at the last minute by Republican Gov. Rick Perry. They spent the day anxiously waiting for their names to be called by House State Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana). They’ve been poring over testimony, timing themselves on smartphones, practicing their statements in the hallway with quavering voices. . . .