Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas announced this week its
decision to close the San Angelo health center.
The nonprofit originally offered to take over operations from Planned Parenthood of West Texas, which will cease patient services and close its location on Secor Street by the end of this week.
"We are deeply disappointed that after further evaluation we have determined that we will not be in a position to keep the San Angelo health center open," said spokeswomen Mara Posada.
Posada said that 50 health centers are still open in Texas and two more are set to open -- one in Fort Worth and one in Mission.
"We hope that there is a time in the future that we can restore the affordable, high-quality health care provided to women and their families in Midland, Odessa and San Angelo," she said.
Planned Parenthood officials previously cited political attacks from Gov. Rick Perry and state lawmakers for the closures, specifically the restructuring of the women's health program during the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions.
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