Ala Seeking Again to Close Abortion Clinic

Mar 27, 2013

Alabama health officials say they're again trying to shut down a Birmingham abortion clinic they claim is operating illegally.

The state asked a judge in Birmingham on Tuesday to close New Woman All Women Health Care, calling it an unlicensed abortion provider.

Operators agreed to shut down the clinic last year after a state investigation found irregularities.

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.

A worker who answered at the clinic's phone number said it's now called the Women's Center but declined further comment.

The state says the clinic remains under the control of its longtime owner, and it's asking a judge to shutter the operation.

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