AUSTIN (KXAN) - Governor Perry is calling for another special session to start Monday.
The call -- may sound very familiar to the late items during the first special session.
Perry wants republicans to take up the stalled abortion restrictions -- as well as two other topics that got caught up in the senate's final day.... funding for state-wide transportation -- and creating a punishment for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder.
"We're going to make sure we have plenty of time and no human being can talk for 2 weeks. This bill is going to pass," Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said.
"I would be shocked if they put this on the last day of the calendar again. This was a mismanagement of the calendar by the Republican leadership that gave us this opportunity," Sen. Wendy Davis, (D) Fort Worth, said.
The recent abortion debate -- a hot topic this week at the National Right To Life convention in Dallas.
Governor Perry was the keynote speaker -- and he didn't hold back.
"In fact, even the woman who filibustered in the Senate yesterday was born into difficult circumstances," Gov. Perry said. During a speech at this week's National Right to Life conference Perry called Sen. Davis out saying, "It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example, that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
After hearing about the comments Sen. Davis responded saying, "I would just say it really demeans the office that he holds to make a personal statement like that."
KXAN's Josh Hinkle spoke with Senator Dan Patrick who says the next special session could be smoother -- or we could see more of the same.
"We should knock this out in 10 days 2 weeks. We don't have to be there 30 days. We have to go through all the same steps and hundreds of people can come to testify again, and people if they want to slow down the process, so I don't know how long we'll be there," Sen. Dan Patrick, (R) Houston, said.
Patrick referring to the fireworks involving Wendy Davis during the final hours of the first special session... as demonstrators filled the Senate Gallery to oppose a Republican push for several new restrictions on abortion.
Among other things, the bill would add a "Fetal Pain" provision.
That means abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would be a 'no go'-- because of the notion the fetus is developed enough to feel pain.
It would also limit abortions to surgical centers.
And require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
"We're going to do everything we can in the special session to defeat this bill. If we can't we'll go down fighting," Sen. Davis said.
Democrats maintained the restrictions would close all but five of Texas' 42 abortion clinics... and that could have devestating implications.
So one rising star in the Democratic Party took center stage -- and fought back in the national spotlight.
The hallway outside the Texas State Senate seemed almost like the backstage of a rock concert after the special session.
"Today was Democracy in action," Sen. Davis said.
Senator Wendy Davis ended her night with supporters. After more than 11 hours of talking... and standing non-stop. To run up the clock and kill the abortion bill.
"Tonight was unprecedented. In many ways, tonight was historical," Sen. Watson said.
Certainly one to watch.
Republicans cut Davis' filibuster short, just shy of midnight - the deadline they needed to meet for a vote.
"Probably the worst night that I've experienced since I've been in the Senate," Sen. Watson said.
Democrats worked to keep time ticking.
"The rules were ignored. The whole process was rigged," Sen. Juan Hinojosa said.
But hit roadblocks in the final minutes.
"At what point does a female Senator have to raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room," said Leticia Van de Putte.
The thousands of Davis supporters took over.
Troopers had to force several out of the chamber.
"You missed a hell of a show ," Sen. John Whitmire said.
"They did everything they could, including getting the crowd to chant. You had House members, House members, Democrat House members revving up the crowd, trying to drown us out so we couldn't do our work. That's not the way democracy works," Sen. Dan Patrick said.
The vote came and went... a little too late to count... thanks to what some are now calling "The People's Filibuster."
And, of course, their chosen "rock star," Sen. Davis.
"My back hurts, and I don't have a lot of words left in my vocabulary after all that talking, but I am overwhelmed honestly by the thousands of people who participated in what happened today," Davis said.
Talk has re-emerged about Davis possibly running for governor next year. Some say state-wide and national exposure from the filibuster ... could really make a difference.
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