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In October, Texas is enacting new regulations on abortion facilities and doctors who perform the procedure. Proponents say the regulations will improve patient safety. But abortion rights advocates argue that the new rules will reduce access to abortion, as many clinics have already closed and only six of the remaining 38 facilities meet the structural requirements that will take effect in September 2014. A Texas Tribune review of state inspection records from the year preceding lawmakers’ vote turned up little evidence to suggest the facilities were putting patients in imminent danger. Use this interactive to look up the most recent state inspection records for abortion facilities and see how many abortion facilities have closed since January.
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This story was produced with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism's California Endowment for Health Journalism Fellowships, and in partnership with Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communication organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.