TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 22nd

Last update05:18:43 AM GMT

You are here News Health New laws permanently close 3 abortion clinics in Texas

New laws permanently close 3 abortion clinics in Texas

E-mail Print PDF

Abortion ban TexasThree Texas abortion clinics — including both facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and the sole clinic in Beaumont — have permanently shut their doors in the face of strict state laws currently being challenged in federal court.

Whole Women's Health, a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging a sweeping package of abortion restriction passed by the Legislature last summer, has closed its clinics in McAllen and Beaumont, company CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller said Wednesday night.

“It may have taken me a little too long to accept it ... because the need is still here,” Miller said. “That's what's so heartbreaking.”

Miller was interviewed Wednesday evening on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC.

Dr. Lester Minto, who owned and operated Reproductive Services of Harlingen, the only other abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, told the San Antonio Express-News he closed his doors after 30 years last week.

Minto stopped performing abortions in November after new rules requiring hospital admitting privileges went into effect and he was unable to secure them. Miller's clinic in McAllen also stopped performing abortions after a court ruling in late October.

That left both Rio Grande Valley clinics dependent solely on revenue from services like pap smears and pregnancy tests, which cast doubt on their future.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US forces Ebola-risk passengers to land at 'enhanced screening' airports

Full screening airportThe United States has unveiled new Ebola-related travel restrictions on visitors from West Africa, forcing passengers...

Relief in Dallas as dozens declared Ebola-free after three weeks in isolation

dallas officialsDallas Ebola Dallas officials at a news conference. ‘I’m happy we can tell people they are...

Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant

paralyzed man walks againA paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting...

Nigeria Ebola outbreak declared over, but others in region still reeling

Nigeria Ebola freeThe World Health Organization (WHO) called Nigeria a “spectacular success story” Monday after it declared the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!