Texas Abortion Provider Shuts Down All Clinics

With the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade, some states’ number of abortion providers has drastically decreased.

Whole Woman’s Health is the biggest independent abortion provider in Texas. It is closing down all clinics in the state and relocating to New Mexico, which has more liberal abortion laws.

The abortion group has been operating in Texas since 2003. However, the Supreme Court’s decision to let individual states regulate abortions has left some clinics scrambling.

Texas has a near-total ban on abortions. Women who still choose to get abortions in the state can be prosecuted. Doctors who still decide to kill unborn babies in Texas can receive a life sentence in prison or face $100,000 fines.

Exceptions are made in cases where it is necessary to save the mother’s life or prevent “substantial impairment of major bodily function.” Over half of the states, 27 currently, still allow for abortions to take place.

Texas’ based Whole Woman’s Health is asking the public to raise money for it to relocate to New Mexico. Currently, it has clinics in Austin, McAllen, Fort Worth and McKinney.

“With the shuttering of our 4 Texas clinics, we do not have the financial reserves to open in New Mexico without community support,” Amy Hagstrom Miller, the president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, said. “We are asking for your help as we vacate our Texas clinics, move our needed equipment and supplies, buy and renovate a new clinic building, relocate and hire staff, and set up Whole Woman’s Health of New Mexico.”

Unfortunately, almost $200,000 has been raised already via GoFundMe.

“Even when the courts and the politicians have turned their backs on Texans, we never will,” Miller said.

New Mexico, which shares a border with Texas, has already seen an influx of women seeking abortions. Last year, Texas passed a bill banning abortions after six weeks into pregnancy.

Many red states are using the Supreme Court’s decision to further pro-life actions by either banning or regulating the procedure.

With liberals furious over the Supreme Court’s ruling, red state residents may see their liberal neighbors packing up and moving out in the not too distant future.