Abortuary Shut Down by State Officials

The Alabama Health Department has shut down an abortion clinic after finding that many women received illegal abortions at the hands of unqualified practitioners. Alabama law, like Idaho, requires abortions to be performed only by licensed medical doctors. They found that 4-of-10 patients interviewed underwent abortions without a doctor being present.

They also discovered that women were being given RU-486 without ultrasound tests to determine the age of the prenatal child. One woman turned out to be six months pregnant, and had to go to an emergency room with life-threatening blood pressure. She delivered a dead, six pound baby.

This is a blatant violation of federal rules surrounding the use of the abortion drug.

So why do we care? The case convincingly demonstrates that abortion is a business – not a matter of protecting women’s health.

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