Opening a brick and mortar clinic site in New Mexico, where we already offer Virtual Services, will allow us to provide first and second trimester abortions to people from Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and elsewhere in the South where safe, legal abortion care is restricted. In addition, New Mexicans are also going to struggle with access as their local clinics book up with patients traveling from out-of-state. The good news is that abortion is legally protected in New Mexico with no harmful restrictions that could hinder our highly-trained staff from providing the compassionate, high-quality care we’re known for in our communities.
Whole Woman’s Health has served Texans for nearly 20 years – we got our start in Austin in 2003, served the RGV in McAllen since 2004, been in Fort Worth since 2009, and added our North Dallas clinic in 2020. Our love for Texans runs deep – we have sued the state no less than ten times on your behalf! We are heartbroken that the Supreme Court and Texas’ anti-abortion lawmakers have taken away our ability to provide abortion care to Texas communities. Six years ago, we had renewed faith with our WWH v Hellerstedt Supreme Court victory that abortion rights would be secured in Texas. As we adapt and innovate on how to best help the millions of people and families who are facing total abortion bans in their home state, we are even more committed to our mission of eradicating abortion stigma, providing care for all, and fighting bad laws.
With the shuttering of our 4 Texas clinics, we do not have the financial reserve to open in New Mexico without your support. We are actively working to secure a clinic space that will allow us to support the people who are desperately seeking safe and legal abortion care. Your support will also be used for renovations, furnishings, and travel expenses so our displaced Texas workers can help set up this new clinic to help serve the Southwest community. We appreciate anything you can give as we prepare for a future without Roe.