On March 2, hundreds of public health advocates gathered outside the Supreme Court to support the plaintiffs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case stemming from Texas law H.B. 2, enacted in 2013, which forced the closure of many abortion clinics in the state.


That day, the court’s eight justices heard arguments on the case, with advocates providing testimony while many more cheered for them outside.

H.B. 2 is an example of targeted regulation of abortion providers, or TRAP laws. These are restrictions placed only on abortion clinics, not other medical facilities, that try to impede the clinics’ operation or make it impossible for them to stay open.


Check out this recap in full at APHA’s Storify page, courtesy of The Nation’s Health.