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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:40 AM

Another Independent Texas Abortion Provider Shuts Its Doors

Another independent Texas abortion facility has closed its doors just days before its owner returns to court to challenge part of HB 2, the omnibus anti-abortion law that has shuttered more than half of the state’s legal abortion facilities since it went into effect last November.

“The closure today of Whole Woman’s Health of Austin is the result of politicians acting against the women in our state when they passed HB 2,” said Whole Woman’s Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller in a press release on Thursday. The Austin facility was the Whole Woman’s “flagship” location, featuring warm lighting, purple tones, and inspirational quotes from women such as Aretha Franklin and Audre Lorde.

Hagstrom Miller once oversaw the provision of legal abortion care at five locations across Texas, but over the past several months, she has closed her clinics in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and Beaumont, in East Texas. Today, only Hagstrom Miller’s clinics in Fort Worth and San Antonio—where Whole Woman’s operates a hospital-like ambulatory surgical center (ASC) facility—remain open.


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