DALLAS (AP) Gov. Rick Perry has invoked the name of Democratic filibuster star Wendy Davis as a rallying cry for tougher abortion limits in Texas.
Perry mentioned the former teenage mom and Harvard Law School graduate during a speech Thursday to the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas. He said the state senator "hasn't learned from her own example."
Davis shot back that the governor's words were "small" and "without dignity."
Davis staged a one-woman filibuster for more than 11 hours - and got help from hundreds of shrieking protesters - to keep tough new proposed abortion restrictions from passing the Legislature.
But Perry has now given lawmakers an extra 30 days to try again in the GOP-dominated Legislature, starting Monday.
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