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Council backs measure to repeal HB 2

Friday, September 26, 2014 by Mark Richardson

Council Member Mike Martinez sponsored an item adding support for any legislation repealing House Bill 2 to the City of Austin legislative agenda, and calling for a study of the impacts HB2 has on access to women’s health services in Austin. The measure — passed in the second special session of the 2013 Legislature —  places extreme restrictions on abortion procedures, providers and facilities. Portions of the bill are still being challenged in the courts. Council Members Laura Morrison and Bill Spelman were co-sponsors of the item, which passed unanimously.


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