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Texas Democrat Wendy Davis tells of her abortion in new memoir
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis tells of her abortion in new memoir

In a memoir set to be released next week, Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, reveals that she terminated a pregnancy 17 years ago after learning the fetus suffered from a severe brain abnormality.  A state senator from Fort Worth, Davis raised her national political profile last year when she waged an 11-hour filibuster in opposition to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The measure eventually passed through the state Legislature and was signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Perry.  In her book,  whose details were first reported by the San Antonio Express-News, Davis wrote of learning in 1997 when she was...

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