Email, Carrie Williams, Director of Media Relations, Texas Department of State Health Services, June 25, 2013

3:10 pm

Facilities that provide abortions can have either an abortion facility license or an ambulatory surgical center license (not both).

 

Attached is the most current list of licensed abortion facilities. There are 36. Their cities are listed. Most abortions in Texas occur at these facilities.

 

Keep in mind, however, that ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices also report abortions, though the numbers are considerably fewer.

 

Here is a breakdown of facility types that reported abortions in 2011. Note: We can’t provide the names of those facilities, as that information is confidential, per state law [Health and Safety Code Sec. 245.011(d)].

 

 

2011

# of facilities reporting

# of abortions for facility type

Abortion Facilities

41

55,876

Ambulatory Surgical Center

4

16,237

Hospital

28

184

Physicians' Office

1

35

Out of State

Unknown

138

total abortions performed in Texas

 

72,332

total abortions reported*

 

72,470

 

 

 

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Carrie Williams

Director of Media Relations

Texas Department of State Health Services