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UPDATED: Senate Passes House Bill 2
Rejected amendments, dramatic speeches, and finally a vote
"...Texas Senate tonight voted 19-11 in favor of passing House Bill 2, the sweeping and controversial abortion regulations bill...."

July 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Round Three: House Finally Passes House Bill 2
HB 2 passes 96-49
"...After more than 10 hours of debate yesterday, House Bill 2, the sweeping and controversial abortion restrictions bill,..."

July 10, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senate Passes House Bill 2
July 12, 2013. 20 photos.
"...July 12, 2013. 20 photos...."

July 15, 2013 Photo Gallery

Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1
Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal
"...House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1Authors: Rep. John Otto,..."

May 29, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes House
Dems expected to offer mitigating amendments
"...UPDATE:House Republican lawmakers tonight gave preliminary approval to controversial and..."

July 9, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes
Testimony will end at midnight
"...UPDATE:House BIll 2 passed out of the State Affairs Committee..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

HB 2 Trial [Updated]
Abortion providers argue for health, safety of women
"...In Day 2 of the trial to combat provisions of Texas’ abortion-restrictive..."

Aug. 5, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

HB 2 Back in Court
The second legal battle to halt House Bill 2 begins Monday morning
"...The second legal battle to halt House Bill 2 begins Monday in U.S. District Judge Lee..."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

HB 2 Protesters Return to Court
Prosecutors juggle charges – A, B, C – without resolution
"...state lawmakers passed the controversial abortion regulations known as House Bill 2 – that’s the same amount of time..."

April 22, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

House Gives Perry the Finger
House Bills 2 and 3 die; it's back to square one
"...The House, in a spectacular chain of maneuvers, effectively gave Perry..."

July 29, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Lawsuit Filed Against HB 2
Reproductive rights groups take state abortion restrictions to court
"...providers across the state challenges two significant provisions of House Bill 2, the controversial omnibus anti-abortion law, enacted this..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Chair Cuts Off Questions, Passes HB 2
More than 1,000 voices left unheard
"...House Bill 2, the sweeping abortion regulations bill, passed out..."

July 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

What to Expect in the House Abortion Debate
Reps will gather today at 10am
"...easy passage out of committee last week, the full House is set this morning to hold its first debate..."

July 9, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Senate Hearing on Abortion Regs Bill Underway
Hearing expected to last 16 hours
"...Human Services Committee convened this morning to consider Senate Bill 1, the Senate's version of the sweeping abortion regulations..."

July 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Abortion Bill Will Be Considered Tuesday in House Committee
Testimony will be limited
"...Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, chair of the House State Affairs Committee, said this afternoon that he will..."

July 1, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Carona Says He'll Filibuster TxDOT Sunset Bill
Senator angered by removal of local-option gas tax
"...tax and it got stripped in conference committee from House Bill 300, the Texas Department of Transportation Sunset measure...."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Bipartisan Support for a Pot Bill?
House Bill 81 would decriminalize possession within the state
"...was the first witness to testify in support of House Bill 81 on Monday evening before the state's House..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Montinique Monroe

House to Bridge the Road Funding Gap
Lower chamber meeting at 2pm today for third special session
"...special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature, and the House will meet today for another attempt to provide $1..."

Aug. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry Signs HB 2
Fight over abortion regs will move to courts
"...gathered to see Gov. Rick Perry sign into law House Bill 2, the sweeping abortion regulations bill passed last..."

July 18, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

House Republican Sneaks in Anti-Abortion Amendments
House GOP sought to slip anti-choice amendments in unrelated bill
"...In an unassuming move Thursday evening, conservative House Republicans sought to tack on a duo of anti-abortion..."

April 24, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Perry Signs Education Bill: Now What?
Gov signs off on HB5 after veto speculation
"...veto the comprehensive graduation and school accountability reforms in House Bill 5. Now he's done the reverse, putting his..."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Pro-Choice Protest Planned for HB 2 Lawsuit
The orange army will peacefully protest outside the HB 2 trial
"...trademark orange and stage a peaceful protest outside the courthouse...."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2
In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women
"...down two key parts of Texas’ draconian omnibus law, House Bill 2...."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

5th Circuit Denies HB 2 Rehearing
And: Abbott calls HB 2 barriers 'manageable inconvenience'
"...their initial case against the state’s four-part abortion law, House Bill 2...."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics
Suit seeks to block enforcement of two provisions
"...an appeals court upheld two provisions of the controversial House Bill 2, abortion providers on Wednesday filed a second..."

April 3, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

'We're Not Gonna Take It': HB 2 Passes Senate Committee
Moves to full Senate; can be heard as early as tomorrow
"...Orange-clad opponents of the controversial abortion regulations House Bill 2 rose from their chairs while singing Twisted..."

July 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

HB 2 Trial Comes to a Close
Both sides give closing arguments in case against Texas' abortion law
"...the trial of the lawsuit against Texas’ abortion law, House Bill 2...."

Aug. 13, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Abortions Decrease in Texas After HB 2, Data Shows
DSHS finally releases 2014 abortion stats after ACLU request
"...State Health Services released finalized statistics on abortion for 2014, the first full year after Texas’ anti-choice House Bill..."

June 30, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Report: HB 2 Raises Barriers
Anti-abortion law does its damage: longer drives and higher costs
"...Texas abortion providers claimed the clinic regulations found in House Bill 2 pose an undue burden on women, as..."

March 17, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

HB 2 Back in Court: Judges Get Critical
Abortion providers “encouraged” by judges’ skepticism
"...of the final provision of Texas’ draconian abortion law, House Bill 2...."

Jan. 7, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

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