Oklahoma abortion facilities are seeing a surge in out-of-state patients after Texas recently implemented the strictest anti-abortion law in the country.
Women are traveling from as far as Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi to seek an abortion in Oklahoma City.
A spokesman for the Trust Women facility in Oklahoma estimates the facility has seen an eightfold increase in patients traveling from Texas. One Planned Parenthood doctor who works at the organization’s Tulsa facility said the clinic has seen a 646% daily increase in patients coming from Texas.
Typically, the Oklahoma City clinic might see between three and five Texas patients on a given day. On Monday, the clinic had 50 patients scheduled for abortions, with 33 from Texas, said Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, a spokesman for Trust Women.