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When a Texas state senator drew the nation's attention


State senator Wendy Davis, D-Texas, drew the nation’s attention this week when her hours-long filibuster took on Governor Rick Perry’s anti-reproductive rights bill that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks and resulted, opponents say, in the immediate closing of 37 of Texas’ 42 facilities providing the procedure. NYU Professor Kenji Yoshino and President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson rejoined the table.