Minden women’s clinic says they’re preparing for increase in patients
MINDEN, La. (KSLA) — Seeds Women’s Center in Minden says they’re preparing for an influx of patients after it was announced that Hope Medical Group for Women plans to relocate out of Shreveport.
The medical group has served the ArkLaTex for over 40 years, but cites aggressive legislation and enforcement of abortion trigger laws as reasons for their efforts to move.
Seeds Women’s Center President Amber Bradford said she knows firsthand what it’s like to have to make a hard decision. But because she turned to a pregnancy center when she was pregnant, her daughter is 15 years old today.
“I had had an unplanned pregnancy and I was a client of a local pregnancy center myself, so I know firsthand the horrid thoughts. To be able to say, ‘How am I going to financially be able to take care of a child?’” she said.
Bradford said since January, they’ve helped 155 moms, with 67 currently in their parenting classes.
“We offer assistance by helping you get physician referrals, adoption referrals and we even have a baby boutique.”
Right now, Hope Medical Group is seeking help to raise $100,000 to move out of Louisiana. Shreveport Dr. Tiffany Najberg said even after the money is raised, their process won’t be easy and clinics should be prepared to help.
“We fought for our lives getting established. It’s hard to just put it [the clinic] somewhere else. It doesn’t work that way. Just the licensure alone is a years-long process for something like that,” she said.
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