The Morning Texan: House returns to discuss abortion legislation


The National Weather Service is predicting Tuesday will be a hot day, with temperatures hitting 98 degrees. Unlike Monday, there is not a chance for rain on Tuesday.

At 10 a.m., the Texas House will convene and discuss House Bill 2, which is abortion legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks and place additional restrictions and regulations on abortion practices. At 11 a.m., the Texas Senate will convene. 

Here is some morning reading:

Yesterday's most read article: The Daily Texan live-blogged a senate committee hearing on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, place additional restrictions on clinics in Texas and add regulations to abortion-inducing drugs. This bill, Senate Bill 1, is identical to House Bill 2. After more than 13 hours, the committee recessed and did not vote on the bill. Check out our live-blog.

What you have to read: Religious views on abortion differ greatly, but many go unheard. Check out the religious views on abortion from Muslim, Jewish and Hindu communities.

In case you missed it: Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on Monday he would not be running for governorship in 2014.