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Texas clinic offers free abortions to Harvey victims

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 10:47:13-04

A Texas abortion clinic is offering free abortions to women affected by Hurricane Harvey, Jezebel reported.

Whole Woman’s Health, the clinic that won the landmark Supreme Court case against restrictive regulations in Texas, is offering free services to Hurricane Harvey victims who had planned to get an abortion before the storm hit.

The offer extends through September and will include any travel or lodging costs to get to one of their locations in Austin, San Antonio, McAllen or Fort Worth, the clinic wrote in a blog post.

“Unfortunately, we know all too well that abortion can be difficult to access in some parts of the country, especially in Texas,” the post said. “There are already so many barriers to access this necessary procedure, and natural disasters stand in the way of women getting to their appointment and/or being able to afford care.

“During Hurricane Harvey, many of the clinics in Houston had to close temporarily, leaving women with very few options. Continued political attacks on abortion access make an unwanted pregnancy particularly stressful in Texas – add that to the stress of dealing with hurricane aftermath.”