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Tweets Supporting Abortion Rights Came From All Over Texas (7/29/14)

According to a recent study by TxPEP researcher Amanda Jean Stevenson, Twitter users from Texas and beyond posted 1.66 million tweets about Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster of the restrictive abortion bill House Bill 2 (HB2).  Ninety-seven percent of the tweets were against the bill and nearly half of the tweets came from users living throughout Texas, representing 192 of its 254 counties.

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Study Finds Texas Women Are Not Receiving the Highly Effective Contraception They Desire (7/25/14)

A recently published paper from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project found that nearly 75% of Texas women surveyed want to use highly effective methods of contraception like the intrauterine device (IUD), contraceptive implant, or sterilization in the postpartum period.  However, six months after giving birth, only 27% were using these methods.

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Texas State Abortion Rate Decreases 13 Percent Since Implementation of Restrictive Law (7/23/14)

A new paper from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project demonstrates 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.  

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