New Texas abortion laws leave few options at the border
New Mexico abortion services abortion clinic west Texas San Antonio Mexico
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.