Gov. Rick Perry calls 2nd special session on abortion

POSTED: 03:28 PM MDT Jun 26, 2013    UPDATED: 05:34 PM MST Jan 15, 2014 
AUSTIN, Texas -

Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the Texas Legislature to meet in a second special session to pass restrictions on abortion.
    
The first such effort died following a filibuster and rollicking late Tuesday night protest.
    
The announcement gives Republicans another crack at passing sweeping anti-abortion rules that would close nearly all clinics performing the procedure in the country's second-largest state.
    
It passed the House, but died after Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis led a more than 12-hour filibuster effort. Hundreds of protesters then cheered, disrupting Senate proceedings as the session closed at midnight.
    
Perry can call as many 30-day extra sessions as he likes, but lawmakers can only take up those issues he assigns