Alabama Abortion Clinic Closes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Birmingham abortion clinic that was targeted in a 1998 bombing has lost its license to operate.

Officials at the Alabama Department of Health said The New Woman
All Women Health Clinic was forced to close Friday.

The Birmingham News reports that the clinic's owner agreed to surrender the facility's license after state officials found two cases where patients overdosed on drugs and needed to be taken to a hospital. No other company has successfully applied to run the clinic.
Scott Morro, an attorney for clinic owner Diane Derzis, described the closing as unfortunate and said it had provided services for women for years.

The clinic was targeted in a bombing by Eric Robert Rudolph, who later pleaded guilty to federal charges related to that attack and

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  • by Sad Grandmother Location: East of Birmingham on May 21, 2012 at 07:00 AM
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      by Anonymous on May 21, 2012 at 08:50 AM in reply to Sad Grandmother
      To each it's own,but dont blame the clinic for you not having another Great-Grandchild,blame your Grandchild!!!
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        by Owen on May 21, 2012 at 05:09 PM in reply to
        Exactly. The clinic didn't force your grandchild to have an abortion. It was her own decision. If not this clinic she would have gotten it done elsewhere. Anyways, sorry for your loss.
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          by planet earth on May 23, 2012 at 07:29 PM in reply to Owen
          maybe we should close all the clinics and sad grandmother can raise a lot more of her children, and children's children's kids. since this the only thing they have because they dont have sex education in school most of the parents in alabama and mississippi still havnt figured out where all those kids and grandkids come from.
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