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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Tough state restrictions will likely have the state down to its final six abortion clinics by September.

"Two abortion clinics in Texas are closing, bringing the state's total down to 20 as abortion providers struggle to stay open under new state laws.

The two clinics -- located in McAllen and Beaumont -- are the last remaining providers in rural areas. Those that remain are clustered in major cities, leaving low-income women in rural Texas without nearby access to abortion.

More closures are likely to follow: Under House Bill 2, an antiabortion bill passed last November, all clinics are required to close by Sept. 1, 2014, unless they have on-site ambulatory surgical centers. Of the 20 remaining clinics, only six meet that standard and are likely to remain open." read more


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