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Back Brace Snafu Ends Texas Abortion Filibuster

Back Brace Snafu Ends Texas Abortion Filibuster

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Texas Republican lawmakers took the opportunity to halt a filibuster initiated by Democratic state senator Wendy Davis when a colleague helped Davis adjust a back brace on the Senate floor. Davis was filibustering a bill that would ban abortions after twenty weeks, a threshold aimed to prevent the killing of unborn children who can feel pain.

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