Abortions no longer available in Lubbock

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Updated: 11/01/2013 8:28 pm
Abortion services no longer available in Lubbock, a day after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect. In a coincidence of timing, a new non-profit announced it has taken over both of Lubbock's Planned Parenthood facilities.

Generation Healthcare CEO, Merinda Condra, said her organization and its board are not related in any way to Planned Parenthood. She said her group's mission is to provide basic healthcare to are women. Generation Healthcare is gearing up to offer services similar to what Lubbock's Planned Parenthood did, with the exception of abortion procedures.

"Within the next really week to ten days we'll be accepting Texas women's health program," Condra said. "So this is a place, again, they can come for a pregnancy testing, contraceptives, basic STD testing and treatment. We will also be moving into prenatal care within the next six months."

Condra also said the former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on 67th Street will remain closed. She said remodeling and equipment upgrades are underway at the women's health clinic in the Briercroft Office Park. Generation Healthcare will begin seeing patients Tuesday.
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