New abortion regulations in Texas have caused many clinics to close and leave few options in El Paso.
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00:02 Jerry Lester worked with reproductive services of El Paso for
00:06 35 years and the abortion services family planning team right in
00:11 services the sector needs. We do the adoption. Now she focuses
00:16 on adoptions. For clinic could not afford to comply with the
00:19 State's new regulations requiring it to meet the same standards as
00:23 a surgical center. So it shut down on June 30. It
00:27 was devastating. It was devastating. Because we have been such a
00:33 part of the community since closing down this summer. The only
00:37 thing left of the abortion clinic at this location is an
00:41 -- sign near the dumpster. The only other option for women
00:45 in El Paso. Is expected to close its doors in September.
00:50 In this last abortion clinic closes in El Paso. Critics say
00:54 it will create a burden for west Texas women will have
00:57 to drive eight hours to San Antonio to find another facility.
01:01 The other alternative drive just across the state line to New
01:04 Mexico. But this clinic and others are not required to meet
01:08 the new Texas standards.