In Texas, Planned Parenthood will expand services with new center

October 15, 2014 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Planned Parenthood will expand services with new center

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SAN ANTONIO – Last year, legislators approved a far-reaching change in abortion law that made it more difficult and costly for abortion clinics to provide services to women in Texas, resulting in more than 30 clinics closing throughout the state.


But at least one new facility is scheduled to open by the end of the year at 2140 Babcock Road – the location of Planned Parenthood South Texas’ new ambulatory surgical center.


An existing 22,000-square-foot building near the heart of the Medical Center, its two stories are in the midst of a major renovation made possible by donations that poured in from across the nation, one Planned Parenthood board member said.


Not only will the $6.5 million project allow the local affiliate to continue performing abortions under the new law, it will enable the nonprofit to expand the volume and type of services it can provide to include an array of gynecological care, such as day surgeries for uterine polyps and tubal ligations.


“This building is the physical expression of our commitment to the health and safety of women, and our respect for their ability to make decisions about their own lives,” said CEO Jeffrey Hons. “If the governor or anyone else thought we were going to close our doors, well, they were wrong.”

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