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Founded in 1939 as the Maternal Health Center, Planned Parenthood South Texas has grown to become the region's largest family planning organization.

Below is a timeline of our history:


  • Under the leadership of Mollie Bennett Lupe, a group of San Antonio women established the Maternal Health Center in a small adobe house at the corner of Water and Goliad Streets.


  • The Maternal Health Center is incorporated as Planned Parenthood Center of San Antonio (PPCSA). Diaphragms are available to clients requesting a reliable birth control method.


  • New technology and a growing industrialized nation cause more couples to consider limiting the size of their families.
  • PPCSA flourishes with the advent of oral contraceptives and receives its first federal grant, allowing the agency to expand from one health care center to a central site with 12 satellite centers.


  • The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion in Roe v. Wade revolutionizes freedom of reproductive choice for women across the country.
  • PPCSA employs nurse practitioners for the first time, a cost-effective measure to provide services to more clients.


  • PPCSA expands to four independent health care centers subsidized by public funds. The purchase of the Babcock building allows PPCSA to open its first self-sustaining clinic, supported through client fees and private donations.
  • PPCSA's name is changed to Planned Parenthood of San Antonio (PPSA).
  • PPSA adds screening services for HIV and treatment for chlamydia.
  • In 1989, PPSA opens its second self-sustaining health care center in northwest San Antonio.


  • Planned Parenthood opens another self-sustaining center in northeast San Antonio.
  • Two new birth control options are offered to Planned Parenthood patients: the Norplant device prevents pregnancy for five years, and the Depo-Provera injection prevents pregnancy for three months.
  • Planned Parenthood adds first-trimester abortion care services in San Antonio.


  • Opened our health center on Marbach Road in 2005.
  • Expanded gynecological services to include follow-up and treatment of abnormal Pap tests to prevent the advancement of cervical cancer.
  • In 2010, The Planned Parenthood Trust of San Antonio and South Central Texas consolidates with its sister affiliate, the Planned Parenthood Association of Cameron and Willacy Counties. Service Delivery area now includes: San Antonio,Harlingen and Brownsville.
  • In 2011, The Planned Parenthood Trust of San Antonio and South Central Texas changes its name to the Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas to reflect its new geographic scope.
  • On January 1, 2014 the Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas changes its name to Planned Parenthood South Texas.
  • In the summer of 2015, PPST opens a surgery center in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio. The facility is also home to a PP family planning clinic and central offices.
  • In 2017, we purchased and opened a health center at 920 San Pedro. In February of 2019, we opened a second health center at that location that provided abortion care.
  • During 2020, PPST launches telehealth, making it possible for people to continue receiving essential health care.
  • In December of 2020, we moved our Southeast location to 7022 S New Braunfels Ave.

  • On September 1, 2021 Texas Senate Bill 8 takes effect, banning all abortion beyond approximately 6 weeks of pregnancy.

  • In June of 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade; under Texas law, we were forced to stop providing abortion care to our patients.

  • In April of 2023, we opened our clinic and education training center that we built from the ground up at 235 Richland Hills.


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