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Supreme Court Vacates Fifth Circuit Stay

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Fifth Circuit's stay on the House Bill 2 (HB2) ambulatory surgical center and hospital admitting privileges requirements, effective October 15th, 2014. This ruling, which came out on the evening of October 14th, has allowed the abortion clinics in Texas closed by the Fifth Circuit ruling to reopen. Our HB2 fact sheet has been updated to reflect the developments.

Tweets Supporting Abortion Rights Came From All Over Texas

Tue, Jul 29, 2014

A new publication from Amanda Jean Stevenson of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project shows that during the Wendy Davis filibuster of the bill HB2, tweets came from all over Texas, not just major urban centers, and around 97% of tweets on the topic supported reproductive rights.

Study Finds Texas Women Are Not Receiving the Highly Effective Contraception They Desire

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

A new TxPEP paper shows that cuts to the state family planning budget by the 2011 Texas State Legislature have left many Texas women without the highly effective birth control they desire after giving birth.

Texas State Abortion Rate Decreases 13% Since Implementation of Restrictive Law

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

A new TxPEP paper shows a 13% decline in the abortion rate in Texas and a sharp reduction in medical abortion since House Bill 2 (HB2) went into effect in November 2013. The law includes provisions restricting medical abortion, banning most procedures after 20 weeks post-fertilization and requiring physicians to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

TxPEP Fact Sheet on Abortion Access after HB2

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Read our Fact Sheet with results about access to abortion services in Texas in the six months after HB2 went into effect.

Amanda Stevenson Publishes Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

TxPEP researcher Amanda Jean Stevenson examines the Twitter discussion regarding HB2 in summer 2013 and describes where discussion participants lived. A large fraction were Texans – coming from the majority of Texas counties – and the overwhelming majority were supportive of abortion rights.

TxPEP Publishes "The Public Health Threat of Anti-abortion Legislation"

Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Researchers with TxPEP published an article in the February issue of Contraception that discusses the effects that HB 2 will have on the health of Texas women, particularly low-income and young women who lack the resources to travel to clinics in a distant city or out of state, and the potential rise of abortion self-induction.

TxPEP Researchers Give Testimony in Texas Senate

Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Researchers with TxPEP provided evidenced-based testimony with suggestions to improve the provision of contraception at the Feb. 20, 2014 Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

TxPEP is Hiring

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

We are looking to hire a project manager to manage the data collected for a multi-site longitudinal research study about the access to and use of contraception postpartum in Texas.

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