Texas Lt. Governor blames protesters for abortion vote fail

Dewhurst says vote was in time

(AP) -- Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is blaming hundreds of jeering protesters for the failure of strict anti-abortion legislation.
 
   Computer records show the state Senate vote as happening today -- after a midnight deadline.
 
   After a private meeting with lawmakers, Dewhurst was still insisting the vote was in time but "with all the ruckus and noise going on, I couldn't sign the bill."
 
   Texas Gov. Rick Parry could call another special session to revisit the legislation.
 
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