Senator's 10-hour speech blocks Texas abortion bill
26 June 2013 Last updated at 15:03 BST
Texas Democrats have managed to block a bill that would shut most of the abortion clinics in the state.
Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis spoke for more than 10 hours, in a stalling speech known as a filibuster, at the state capitol in Austin.
Republicans then scrambled to pass the bill, but the vote was ruled too late for a midnight deadline.
The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Rajesh Mirchandani reports.