Babies still in the womb beg to differ.
Via leftist rag Think Progress:
Three more reproductive health care facilities in Texas have been forced to permanently close in the wake of a new state law that imposes stringent restrictions on abortion providers. The clinics are located in communities with high rates of poverty and uninsurance, leaving many vulnerable Texas women with no ready access to reproductive services.
Two of the shuttered clinics are operated by Whole Woman’s Health, the largest independent abortion provider in Texas. That group used to operate five clinics in the state — but now, that number is shrinking to three. The founder of Whole Woman’s Health, Amy Hagstrom Miller, announced the closure of her facilities in McAllen and Beaumont in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday evening.
“After serving women in these communities for over 10 years, Texas politicians have forced us to shut our doors. Tonight, Texas has gone from 22 clinics to 20,” Whole Women’s Healthconfirmed on its Facebook page. [...]
Currently, just six abortion clinics in the entire Lone Star State meet the standards to qualify as an ambulatory surgical center. Reproductive health providers don’t mince words about what that means for the women who live there. More clinics are expected to close.
“As a result of additional provisions of this law, the number will likely decrease to six as of September 1,” Charlotte Taft, the director of a national organization of independent abortion providers and allies called the Abortion Care Network, said in statement. “Services will only be in the largest cities. There will be hundreds of miles without any safe abortion care. With a population of nearly 27 million people, this is a state of emergency for Texas women.”