Austin Women’s Health Center Offers Critical Pregnancy Services
By Lina Fisher,
Wednesday 3:14pm August 23, 2023
Austin Women’s Health Center Offers Over 1,000 Ultrasounds Since June (Photo credit: Getty Images)
after the fall of eggWhole Women’s Health, the largest independent abortion provider in Texas, packed its bags and moved to New Mexico in 2022.
they said Chronicle When Austin’s hospital closed, it was unclear what, if any, reproductive health services could be provided by law (even an ultrasound in a clinic could be considered an aid to abortion). They were concerned that there might be). Either way, they questioned whether it would be financially viable to continue operating within its limited capacity. planned parenting remained, but is now the last remaining independent reproductive health care provider in Austin. Austin Women’s Health Center, is in danger of closing. He needs $75,000 to stay open, but he raised about 10% of that goal through GoFundMe.
According to GoFundMe, AWHC has served 3,000 patients since June of last year, and has conducted more than 1,000 ultrasounds, 250 post-abortion follow-ups, 25 miscarriage counseling sessions, and 150 long-term follow-up visits. Provided active reversible contraceptives. In its post, AWHC highlights the dark and dangerous options available to pregnant women in the absence of clinics. “When people search for an ultrasound, the search results may show an abortion crisis and pregnancy center, but the search results lie about the ultrasound results in order to discourage people from having an abortion. This is dangerous.” They wrote of a recent patient who came for an ultrasound to identify a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. She was seen that day for emergency surgery, but she would have had to wait another three weeks to see an obstetrician.
“Clinic closures can leave people feeling lonely and unsure of where to go, further adding to the culture of chaos created by anti-abortion laws,” they wrote. “If Austin’s last remaining safe, independent reproductive health clinic closes due to relentless attacks, loss of income, and legal confusion, our fellow Texans will have recourse at least 250 miles from Austin. There will be no place left.”