A Dallas women’s clinic that performed abortions for over 50 years has officially closed.
The Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center shut its doors on March 2, according to a statement posted to the clinic’s website.
“We … are heartbroken to inform you that we are permanently ceasing operations,” the statement said, adding that the clinic has been “a pillar of the abortion community in Dallas” since 1973 — the year Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court.
Another notice on the clinic’s website cites “the decision from the United States Supreme Court issued June 24th, 2022.”
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic removed federal protections for abortion and returned the authority to regulate the practice back to the states. After the opinion was issued, a Texas trigger law was activated that effectively banned elective abortions, as reported by The Dallas Express.
Since then, the facility had operated as a so-called “abortion travel agency,” helping women travel out-of-state to receive abortions.
Those who call the clinic in search of its services will now be redirected to Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Presidential Women’s Center, another sister clinic of the center, is also continuing operations in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The shutdown of the clinic is being celebrated by members of Texas’ anti-abortion movement.
“This is great news,” tweeted Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi.
Rebecca Parma, legislative director for Texas Right to Life, said the group “celebrates the closure of Dallas’ largest abortion facility,” as reported by Texas Scorecard.
“For 50 years, Southwestern Women’s Center has been committing abortions,” she continued. “Since Texas’ strong pro-life law took effect protecting all preborn children from the moment of fertilization, this facility has operated as an ‘abortion travel agency,’ helping women travel to obtain abortions in other states.”
“It is great news that Southwestern Women’s Center will no longer be in the business of ending preborn children’s lives and harming women,” Parma said.
The Dallas Express reached out to pro-abortion group Avow for comment but did not receive one prior to publication.
I was a supporter of abortion because of who got aborted. Kill them before they are born and then you don’t have to deal with them down the road when they are committing crimes and getting themselves thrown in prison.
Well the ones that got the abortion was the ones with money not the poor with no means!!!!
Bill, that might be an intuitive position to hold if history showed that crime dropped since 1973. Since it didn’t, would you agree that killing to solve social problems is a poor policy for society in general and families in particular? In fact, can you name a single social problem that has improved after the murder of 75 million children? Maybe the wrong people have been getting killed.
Remember when Republicans were all about less government and more rights? We need to get back to that.
Johnny, they go to bed hating and getup hating. Two more family members in the military and they fight for their rights to be ignorant and hateful. The first young man to die in the Iraq Surge was an undocumented young man fighting for his citizenship. He lived in El Paso.
Life is hard enough if you are born into a loving family that wants you. It is cruel to force these children to be born to mothers who are unprepared and who DON’T WANT THEM. Pro-lifers lack prediction skills. Our society will be hit by a tidal wave of miserable, messed up humans. Shudder to imagine what classrooms will be like in 6-18 years.
I am still amazed at how government can legislate what a woman can or cannot do with her own body!
She already did what she wanted with her body. Society steps in to limit what she can do to someone else’s body and does it with every law on the books.