Birmingham abortion clinic shut down http://apr.org en Judge Orders Clinic to Stop Performing Abortions http://apr.org/post/judge-orders-clinic-stop-performing-abortions <p>A judge has ordered a Birmingham clinic to stop performing abortions because the facility isn't licensed to provide them.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boohaker said Thursday that the clinic - New Woman, All Women Health Care - is considered a hospital under state law but doesn't have a current state health board license.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Health officials cited the clinic for dozens of violations last year and the operators agreed to close. But a doctor was still performing abortions at the site.<br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:30:56 +0000 The Associated Press 35727 at http://apr.org Judge Orders Clinic to Stop Performing Abortions Judge Considers Bid To Close Abortion Operation http://apr.org/post/judge-considers-bid-close-abortion-operation <p>Alabama health regulators are telling a judge that a doctor and a building owner are operating an illegal abortion clinic in Birmingham.</p><p>Health Department lawyer Brian Hale argued during a hearing Monday that Dr. Bruce Norman and Diane Derzis are wrongly running an abortion clinic, despite Derzis surrendering her abortion clinic license last year over health violations.</p><p>Norman testified that he performs abortions at the site regularly. But attorneys for him and Derzis say the facility is a legal doctor's office, not an abortion clinic under state law.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:58:41 +0000 The Associated Press 35453 at http://apr.org Judge Considers Bid To Close Abortion Operation State Of Ala. Trying Again To Shutdown Abortion Clinic http://apr.org/post/state-ala-trying-again-shutdown-abortion-clinic <p></p><p>Alabama health regulators have tried since 2012 to close an abortion clinic that was cited for rampant health violations.</p><p>Now, a judge has set a hearing for Monday on whether the facility can remain open.</p><p>Officials say a woman with deep ties to abortion clinics, Diane Derzis, is playing a legal shell to keep the center open.</p><p>Derzis and an associate own the Birmingham building. They agreed last year to surrender their license after being cited for violations including inadequate patient care.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 19:29:47 +0000 The Associated Press 35387 at http://apr.org State Of Ala. Trying Again To Shutdown Abortion Clinic Ala Seeking Again to Close Abortion Clinic http://apr.org/post/ala-seeking-again-close-abortion-clinic <P>Alabama health officials say they're again trying to shut down a Birmingham abortion clinic they claim is operating illegally.</P> <P>The state asked a judge in Birmingham on Tuesday to close New Woman All Women Health Care, calling it an unlicensed abortion provider.</P> <P>Operators agreed to shut down the clinic last year after a state investigation found irregularities.</P> <P>But an attorney for the Department of Public Health, Brian Hale, says the clinic still advertises itself as an abortion provider, and a doctor there still performs the procedure.</P> <P>A worker who answered a Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:56:43 +0000 The Associated Press 27450 at http://apr.org Ala Seeking Again to Close Abortion Clinic