Wendy Davis ‘Not Surprised’ By Judge Overturning Anti-Abortion Law

Updated: October 28, 2013, 6:29 pm. 

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) said she was not surprised with a federal judge’s ruling that parts of a restrictive Texas anti-abortion law are unconstitutional.

“Texas families are stronger and healthier when women across the state have access to quality healthcare,” Davis said in a statement on Monday afternoon. “I’m not surprised by the judge’s ruling. As a mother, I would rather see our tax dollars spent on improving our kids’ schools than defending this law.”

Davis’s statement on Monday is in response to District Judge Lee Yeakel ruling that parts of the law create an “undue burden” for women seeking abortions.

Davis, who is running for governor, jumped into the national spotlight for waging a 13-hour filibuster of the law earlier this year.

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