Shortly after Gov. Rick Perry signed a controversial abortion bill into law, Sen. Wendy Davis released a statement calling the move a potential turning point for voters.

“When Governor Perry signed the bill, he signaled a clear break with Texas families. Governor Perry and other state leaders have now taken sides and chosen narrow partisan special interests over mothers, daughters, sisters and every Texan who puts the health of their family, the well-being of their neighbors, and the future of Texas ahead of politics and personal ambitions.”

Sen. Davis played a key role in delaying the bill during the first special session. Her nearly 11-hour filibuster helped push a final vote past the midnight deadline, forcing Gov. Perry to call a second special session.