Texas group to open southern NM abortion clinic

Created: 09/04/2014 2:14 PM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Texas company has announced it's opening an abortion clinic in southern New Mexico to help increase abortion care access near West Texas amid a restrictive new law.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Whole Women's Health confirmed Wednesday it's opening a clinic in the Las Cruces area Sept. 15.

The clinic will be the second in Dona Ana County to provide abortion services, along with Hill Top Women's Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa. Hill Top also operates a clinic in El Paso that remains open for now.

A federal judge on Friday ruled against a Texas law requiring clinics in the state to maintain hospital-level operating standards, a requirement that had shuttered many centers.

Whole Women's Health says it will offer abortion procedures up to 18 weeks of pregnancies.

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