Following the closure of Huntsville, Alabama’s last abortion center, abortion activists in Northern Alabama have raised over $3,000 to help mothers travel to Tuscaloosa or Nashville, Tennessee for abortions.
The Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives (AWCRA) closed in late June because it was unable to meet the safety standards of the Women’s Health and Safety Act. The abortion center has plans to re-open next to a middle school.
The abortion activists who regularly harass Huntsville pro-life sidewalk counselors are now directing their efforts toward an online fundraiser to send women to the Nashville Planned Parenthood or the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa–which booms in business thanks to geographic and logistical factors.
These abortion supporters say they will fund travel expenses, a portion of the abortion fee, pregnancy tests, and Plan B.
Alabama Women’s Center administrator Dalton Johnson is seeking state health department permission to re-open in a newer, larger medical office building on Sparkman Drive in northwest Huntsville.
Watters [the director of the abortion funding campaign] said Johnson has upgraded the office to meet the tougher building standards, including adding two firewalls.
“We’re really hoping and expecting that he’ll get the necessary licenses within the next month or so,” she said. “He’s doing everything by the book, so there will be no legal reason to turn him down.
Watters failed to mention that all three abortionists affiliated with the AWCRA are facing serious legal trouble. As I have previously written:
Abortionist Yashica Robinson-White runs the AWWC OB-GYN practice, which has clinics in multiple Alabama locations. Last month, the federal government indicted Robinson-White for Medicaid fraud and selling misbranded IUDs. She is also linked to the AWCRA.
Abortionist Raymond Lopez has been jailed 23 weekends since November and has been the subject of 14 court cases since 1996, including two criminal cases filed in 1998 and 2008. Pro-life groups, particularly Operation Rescue, have extensively documented Lopez’s legal trouble.
Abortionist Aquadon Emmanuel Umoren is currently being sued for malpractice after botching an abortion and rendering a Birmingham Planned Parenthood patient infertile.
The legal fight over the Women’s Health and Safety Act has also revealed that an unnamed Huntsville abortionist, referred to as “Dr. A” in testimony and court documents, lives in Nigeria and travels to the United States four or five months out of the year. This makes it difficult for him to obtain admitting privileges.
The abortionists’ litany of legal woes, the uncertainty over admitting privileges, and steadfast community opposition to the abortion center’s move make it unclear whether the new building will be able to obtain a license. The new abortion building is located in a neighborhood that is home to many minorities, and according to the Knights of Columbus, Protestant churches and Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church are strongly opposed to the abortion center’s planned move.
The Knights of Columbus also say that the business circumvented the zoning process, which would have allowed the neighborhood to have some say in the fate of the abortion center.
The facility’s new location seems to be affiliated with the Alabama Women’s Wellness Center, the practice through which Dr. Yashica Robinson-White has been indicted for Medicaid fraud and selling misbranded IUDs.
Interestingly, the abortion activists’ fundraising drive does not appear to fund anything other than abortion-related expenses, such as help with adoption, medical appointments for mothers continuing their pregnancies, the cost of delivering a baby, baby clothes or supplies, or childcare.