San Antonio abortion clinic closes, leaving city with two providers

January 18, 2019 GMT

One of San Antonio’s three remaining abortion providers has permanently closed.

Whole Woman’s Health, the abortion provider that opposed the Texas law that shuttered more than half of the state’s clinics, performed its last abortion procedures in San Antonio in December, said Amy Hagstrom Miller, executive director of Whole Woman’s Health.

Hagstrom Miller cited a sharp drop in the number of patients at the southeast San Antonio clinic, which had performed abortions since 2010, as well as increasingly strict state regulations of the procedure.

“A small … abortion clinic is much more difficult to run sustainably,” she said.


Abortions are still available in San Antonio through two providers: Planned Parenthood South Texas and Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services. Twenty abortion clinics remain in operation across the state.

The provider is referring women in the San Antonio area to the city’s two remaining clinics and its other Texas locations in Austin, Fort Worth and McAllen.

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Lauren Caruba covers health care and medicine in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read her on our free site,, and on our subscriber site, | | Twitter: @LaurenCaruba