Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm CST
A patient waits for the abortion pill to be administered at Whole Woman’s Health in San Antonio. HB 2, currently being challenged in court, imposes restrictions that will effectively reduce the number of abortion clinics in the state from almost 60 to fewer than 10.
Patient files are removed from the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen. The clinic stopped performing abortions Oct. 31, 2013, after the implementation of HB 2 (which required abortion-providing doctors to possess admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic), but remained open for support services until March 6, 2014.
I’ve been documenting the effects of cuts to women’s health care and family-planning funding and access with a focus on the Rio Grande Valley, where cuts have deeply affected women with limited resources.
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