AUSTIN – A women’s clinic in North Austin closed its doors Thursday because it can not comply with the House Bill 2 standard of an ambulatory surgical center, Whole Woman’s Health said.
House Bill 2 was passed in July 2013 and went into effect in November 2013. All abortion clinics in Texas must comply with House Bill 2’s ambulatory surgical center requirement by Sept. 1, 2014.
The Austin Whole Woman’s Health Clinic had 10 employees and two doctors. Its license officially expired at the end of last month.