We Won’t Forget

Last Thursday, we announced the closures of two of our Texas facilities in McAllen and Beaumont. After serving the communities of the Rio Grande Valley and East Texas for over 10 years with the safest and most compassionate abortion care that women can access, we had no other choice but to close our doors because …

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It’s our birthday!

  Today, Whole Woman’s Health turns 11 years old. From opening our first clinic in Austin in 2003 to expanding to seven other communities across Texas, Maryland, and Minnesota, we’ve been putting our patients at the center of everything that we do. 2013 was a very tough year for us, but we’ve weathered the storm …

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Trouble in the Rio Grande

Yesterday, an article written by Andrea Grimes of RH Reality Check investigated the lack of abortion access in the Rio Grande Valley, featuring our clinic in McAllen that had to stop performing abortion procedures after the implementation of House Bill 2. “The stillness belies the many duties recently taken on by the skeleton crew of clinic workers left …

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On Buffer Zones and the First Amendment

Today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in McCullen v Coakley, a case in which anti-choice protesters claim that a Massachusetts buffer zone law requiring picketers to stay at least 35 feet from a clinic entrance violates their right to free speech. Should the high court side with McCullen and others, places like Portland, Maine, Colorado, Pittsburgh and …

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The Best Words of Encouragement Come from Our Patients

We received this thank you card from a previous patient of ours at Whole Woman’s Health of Austin, thanking us for the care she experienced with the staff in the clinic and telling us how important it is that access remain open in Texas. It’s the support and empowerment from our patients that reminds us …

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SCOTUS Refuses Intervention into House Bill 2

As you may have heard last night, The Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 ruling refusing to intervene into the 5th Circuit Court’s decision to allow House Bill 2 to be implemented in Texas, citing that there was not enough evidence that the court’s decision is causing harm to Texas women. The Supreme …

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose = Success!

Last night’s event out of New York, Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose, was hilarious, well-planned, and was viewed by over 40,000 people at one time on the Ustream channel. The event was hosted by Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman and featured many star-studded guests including Heather Busby, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, and Jessica Luther, …

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1 Day Left: What Goes into Effect Tomorrow No Matter What?

Today is the day, folks.   By 12pm, we should have an answer from Judge Yeakel on whether or not we have an injunction for one or both of the provisions of House Bill 2 that we sued the state over. Click here for a review on those provisions. There are two provisions that aren’t …

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5 Days Left: The First Lawsuit Against HB2 is Done.

As you may know, we spent the past two-and-a-half days in federal court fighting two provisions of House Bill 2. Before we go into talking about how the trial went, here’s some information on the two specific provisions that we are helping sue the state over:  A provision to require physicians providing abortion services to obtain …

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