Planned Parenthood to Open $5M Texas Abortion Clinic

The organization says the clinic will meet Texas' strict new standards.

Planned Parenthood says it will open a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that adheres to strict new abortion standards adopted last year by Texas lawmakers.

Planned Parenthood South Texas President and CEO Jeffrey Hons said at a fundraising event Monday that the facility will follow new ambulatory surgical standards.

He said $3.5 million has been raised so far for construction.

The San Antonio Express-News reports an estimated 16 clinics across the state have closed since the new law went into effect. Additional clinics are expected to close in the coming months.

Critics of the law said women's access to legal abortions has been severely limited. The Rio Grande Valley, for example, is now without any clinic since ones in McAllen and Harlingen recently closed.

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