Gov. Perry Calls Second Special Session to Begin July 1

The mob won’t rule.

Gov. Rick Perry is calling lawmakers back immediately for another special session to deal with abortion issues, and also to consider transportation funding and new sentencing guidelines for 17-year-olds convicted of capital crimes.

Unlike the last 30-day special session, Perry is not waiting 16 days before adding abortion to the agenda. It will start immediately.

“We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do,” Perry said.


The first special session ended Tuesday night in chaos, when Democrat opponents of Senate Bill 5 erupted into howls that stopped the senate’s proceedings long enough to kill the bill. That bill would improve standards at women’s health clinics in Texas and ban late-term abortions, a position that 62% of Texans support.


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