Texas Abortion Bill Did Not Pass

It might not have been easy to stand on the Texas House floor in those pink running shoes for over 10 hours, but it looks like Sen. Wendy Davis’s filibuster actually worked. Despite first claiming to have successfully passed the expansive abortion-restriction bill that Davis had attempted to stall, Republican representatives later recanted their victory, admitting that—thanks to the delay—the vote took place after midnight, when the state legislative session expired, and was marred by confusion. This is bad news for Gov. Rick Perry, who was ready to sign the bill into law as part of his goal to make abortion “a thing of the past” this year.