Texas abortion clinics reopen after Federal court ruling

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Whole Woman's Health North Austin location from 2013 (KXAN file photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Three locations of Whole Women’s Health that previously stopped offering abortions services or closed altogether due to House Bill 2 will begin offering abortions following Friday’s ruling that struck down portions of HB 2.

Whole Women’s Health will reopen their McAllen clinic which was shuttered under provisions of HB 2. The clinics in Fort Worth and San Antonio will continue abortion services.

A Whole Women’s Health will open new clinic will open in Las Cruces, New Mexico, which is about 50 minutes from El Paso, Texas.

“It feels surreal. Last Friday we were hours away from closing our fifth clinic due to restrictions by Texas politicians. Instead, today it’s back to business as usual in San Antonio, Fort Worth, and again in McAllen, providing abortion care in the Whole Woman’s Health model without stigma or shame,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller, CEO, Whole Woman’s Health. “In fact, life is a bit more hectic, but in a good way, preparing to open our doors to the women of New Mexico,” continued Hagstrom Miller.

Friday, a judge struck down provisions of HB 2 that required clinics that provide abortions to have hospital-like qualifications. Additionally, the law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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