Legislation restricting abortion in Texas passed the state Senate early Saturday morning by a 19 to 11 vote, heading to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature.

"Tonight is not an ending point but a starting point," state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) told the crowd of protesters after the vote, "as we work to take this state back."

Just before the vote, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) thanked both supporters and opponents and “even the press” for being there and asked for everyone “to love each other, as Christ loved the church, as we love all of those unborn babies.”