Nation's oldest abortion clinic to close

April 8, 2009 5:29:01 PM PDT
The nation's oldest abortion clinic, which is located in Oakland, is closing due to California's budget crisis.

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The Women's Choice Clinic of Oakland provided reproductive health care services for below cost.

On Wednesday, the clinic's supporters announced the center is no longer seeing patients because the state has frozen payments, and has cut funding.

About 90 percent of the center's clients need state assistance to cover their medical expenses.

The medical center opened 36 years ago as an independent feminist women's health clinic and has served more than 64,000 clients.

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