Circuit Judge Joseph Boohaker http://apr.org en 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