No Texas Planned Parenthood facilities in works as more restrictions loom

by Associated Press |  |  published on June 21, 2015

0621 planned parenthood tx (1)AUSTIN, Texas – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1.

Only the U.S. Supreme Court can now stop Texas from forcing abortion facilities to be constructed like surgical centers, and prevent a second major wave of clinic closures statewide in as many years. Texas had 41 abortion clinics in 2012.

More than half shut down last year when a court allowed Texas to require doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. Planned Parenthood locations were among those forced to stop offering abortions, and Richards said new construction is no cure-all to restoring abortion access.

  • Dodie1990

    I assume you all will gladly pay all the welfare and free medical for the thousands that Planned Parehthood might have prevented. Unwanted pregnancies rarely end well for anyone involved.

  • John VanderKelen

    Make no mistake,Planned Parenthood is in it for the love of money. It is no joke that more than a few pledge their souls to this unhappy eternal end, separated from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power. .

  • reagangs

    The once Texas democratic Governor, Ann Richards, and her socialist, feminist, lesbian daughter are a black mark on our great state. Planned Parenthoods original founder, Margaret Sanger, was a socialist in the early 1900s that wanted to abort (murder) all black unborn of unwed women and otherwise “socially unacceptable” babies. A form of birth ethnic cleansing. Millions of “unwanted” unborn have been aborted since her days in the name of “freedom of choice”. I guess it could be called a form of population control, just like the Ruskies, Chinese, Cubans, and other communist countries practice.

  • 3% of Planned Parenthood services are abortion services. 97% of what they do is related to providing high-quality, affordable birth control, education, and other reproductive health services, and advocating for women’s reproductive health choices.

    • plewis66

      Your percentages are wrong. Go drink more Koolaide.

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