An abortion advocacy group has released a report remarking that independent abortion facilities have been closing at an “alarming rate,” with 145 locations shutting down over the past five years. The Abortion Care Network, whose website features a poster art series to “celebrate abortion care,” outlines that independent abortion facilities can be defined as those that are not affiliated with Planned

Parenthood or any hospital chain. So far this year, 10 independent facilities have shuttered their doors, with 19 abortion locations closing in 2016. 33 independent abortion facilities closed in 2015 and 23 in 2014, while 40 facilities closed in 2013. There were 20 closures in 2012. The most closures took place in Texas, with 20 facilities closing their doors over the past five years. READ MORE