After seeing promising signs of impending closure for several months, such as realtors and property assessors visiting Hill Top, the facility closed following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order to stop all non-essential medical procedures for one month in response to COVID. Instead, on March 22, abortionist Franz Theard moved his abortion business entirely to his second location in Santa Teresa, NM. On March 25, we witnessed Theard and his staff transport a limping woman from his Santa Teresa facility in her own vehicle to a hospital in El Paso. We filed a complaint which launched a formal investigation from the Texas Medical Board. After this, his Hill Top location in El Paso never reopened. This was confirmed later in the Summer and finally announced publicly on September 19.