A Texas abortion provider announced on Thursday that it has resumed performing abortion procedures in the state past the six weeks time frame where a heartbeat can be detected after a district court judge blocked a controversial law banning that practice.
“We are providing abortions in accordance with Judge Pittman’s ruling out of compassion for our patients,” Whole Woman’s Health posted on Twitter in response to a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pittman issuing a Temporary Restraining Order blocking the Texas S.B. 8 abortion law.
“#SB8 left our patients with two choices: carry a pregnancy to term against their will or travel out of state to receive care,” the group, who has four locations in Texas, added. “This ban hurt Texans and now we can help them.”
In another tweet, the abortion provider said it has “reached out to people on the waiting list we had to turn away in September” and that “in this climate, every single abortion we can provide is a win.”
In a Zoom call with the press, Whole Woman’s Health said they have turned away hundreds of people since SB 8