Wendy Davis beat the clock, but she hasn't beaten the calendar.
On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session for the state's Legislature to pass strict abortion restrictions that state Sen. Davis and her Democratic allies defeated about 14 hours earlier in an against-the-clock filibuster.
"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas," Perry said in a statement.
"Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state," Perry continued. "Texans value life and want to...