After Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed HB 2, the state’s omnibus anti-abortion bill, into law in the summer of 2013, abortion providers in the state rapidly began closing due to the law’s medically unnecessary provisions, which require abortion-providing doctors to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and severely restrict doctors’ ability to prescribe medication abortion. The law also bans abortion after 20 weeks and mandates that, come September 2014, all abortion providers meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical center.
Use this map to track the closure of Texas abortion providers, which are increasingly located only in major cities along interstate highway corridors, leaving rural Texans without the safe, legal abortion care they’d been able to access since Roe v. Wade.
As of March 6, 2014, there are 25 open abortion clinics, six of which are ambulatory surgical centers, in Texas.
As of April 11, 2014, there are 24 open abortion clinics, six of which are ASCs.
As of June 10, 2014, there are 23 open abortion facilities, six of which are ASCs, due to the retirement of the lone abortion provider in Corpus Christi. Legal abortion care has ended entirely between the U.S.-Mexico border and San Antonio.
As of July 31, 2014, there are 19 facilities providing legal abortion care in Texas, five of which are ambulatory surgical centers.
Last updated July 31, 2014.