Fri Apr 20, 2012 - 2:19 pm EST
Urgent action needed today to ensure Alabama abortion mill closes as ordered
Birmingham, AL, April 20, 2012 (OperationRescue.com) — “New Women All Women,” a dangerous abortion mill in Birmingham, Alabama, that was recently ordered closed by the state is attempting to pull a fast one in order keep their business open.
In fact, if this works, the abortion clinic would not miss one single day of business!
After viewing images of two women being carried out of that nasty abortion mill down stairs with a broken safety rail to gurneys waiting in a trash-strewn alley, and listening to the 911 tapes that proved the women suffered overdoses during abortions, we just cannot stand by and allow this travesty to happen.
But that’s not all!
After pro-life activists documented and exposed this horrific incident, they reported NWAW to the authorities. As a result, the Alabama Department of Public Health issued a scathing 76-page deficiency report that showed dozens of violations – and perhaps most shocking – that a third abortion patient landed in ICU the same day from abortion complications resulting from a lack of monitoring.
The Health Department issued NWAW an order to close by May 18 and to cease abortion operations by May 11. The entire pro-life movement celebrated the impending closure of this dangerous abortion mill.
But here’s the critical issue that faces us now.
The closure agreement gave NWAW’s owner Diane Derzis, dubbed by Alabama legislators as the “Abortion Queen”, the opportunity to transfer ownership of the abortion business to another person. Derzis has a reputation of being a tough and devious woman. We found out that arrangements had been made to transfer ownership even before Derzis signed the closure agreement with the Department of Public Health.
We have every reason to believe that this is a bogus “in-name-only” switch designed to deceive the authorities and the public.
An inspection is scheduled for today that could clear the way for approval of this dubious new ownership situation.
This is the same tactic that the notorious New Jersey abortionist Steven Chase Brigham used to keep his two Pennsylvania abortion clinics running in Allentown and Pittsburgh. After being ordered to cease and desist from operating his seedy abortion mills by the State of Pennsylvania, he transferred ownership to his mother and kept them running business as usual!
But the authorities in Pennsylvania saw through this scam and just yesterday ordered his Pittsburgh mill to close — Allentown was ordered closed last week – all because pro-life supporters kept the heat on the authorities and would not let the matter rest.
We need a victory like this in Alabama, but we cannot do this without your help!
The situation in Birmingham is urgent. If this dangerous clinic is allowed to continue operations, there can be no doubt that women will die along with their innocent babies.
Please take a quick moment to contact the Department of Public Health and the Governor’s office and ask them to step in and block this phony paper transfer in the interest of public safety.
We also need you to post this information on your social networking sites and forward it to everyone you know. Let’s light up the phone lines and e-mail in boxes of these authorities so they know people are watching them and will hold them accountable for their actions.
Your voice in defense of the babies is needed right now. Tomorrow might be too late.
Donald E. Williamson, State Health Officer
Voice: (334) 206-5200
Fax: (334) 206-2008
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley
Voice: (334) 242-7100
Fax: (334) 353-0004
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