A sleep-deprived Texas House approved tougher abortion regulations Monday morning after an emotional all-night session, shifting the scene to the Senate, where Republicans spent the day scrambling to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of the sweeping bill.
Senate Democrats, however, united to defeat two attempts by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to speed passage of Senate Bill 5, placing the abortion measure in danger of slipping through Republicans’ fingers while also jeopardizing two other special-session measures — including one to increase spending on highways.
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