While Texas Democrat Wendy Davis’ filibuster and the disruption caused by the shouts of an angry mob thwarted the state Senate from passing a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a new poll shows more than 60 percent of Texas voters favor the ban.
“The will of the people of Texas is not going to be thwarted by Obama-style mob tactics. We can’t permit that in the state of Texas,” Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst declared after the Senate failed to overcome Davis’ filibuster and shouts of the pro-abortion crowd and hold the vote before the midnight deadline.
Indeed, the will of 62% of the people of Texas who are voters support passage of the abortion ban, a new (May 31-June 9, 2013) University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows. It made no difference whether or not the question was predicated on the issue of a 20 week-old fetus suffering pain from abortion. In either case, 62% favor the ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
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