In 2013 the battle over abortion in Texas became a major part of the culture. It was the summer of Wendy Davis and her filibuster, and the omnibus abortion bill passed by the Texas legislature in its second special session of the year. By the end of the summer, Davis and the orange-shirted activists who joined her at the Texas Capitol lost, and H.B. 2, which added a slew of restrictions around abortion—banning abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy; adding requirements that mandated abortions take place in “ambulatory surgical centers” and be performed by doctors with rare hospital admitting privileges; and creating restrictions around medication-based abortions. Three years later, though, many of those restrictions have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, which found that…View Original Post
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