Whole Woman’s Health in Fort Worth, recently forced to close due to stringent restrictions passed by the Texas legislature, has once again opened its doors to clients after a doctor affiliated with the clinic obtained admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
One Texas abortion provider said that she canceled 45 scheduled abortion procedures Friday morning as a result of the state’s omnibus anti-abortion access law.
A federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.
On the second day of Texas’ omnibus anti-choice law trial, testimony focused on whether abortion providers would be able to obtain hospital admitting privileges under the new law.
Opponents of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law went to court Monday morning to ask a federal judge to block two tenets of HB 2 that require abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and restrict the prescription of a medication abortion regimen.
A Texas abortion provider maps 108 crisis pregnancy centers, a sobering illustration of what the Texas reproductive health landscape could look like in light of the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, which is expected to shutter all but six of Texas’ existing abortion facilities.