Alabama Abortion Mill Surrenders License Rather Than Reveal Slipshod Conditions

Pro-lifers announce celebration of Summit’s permanent closure.

Birmingham, AL — The Summit Medical Center, has permanently surrendered their license rather than face a scheduled June 20 hearing that would have required them to defend slipshod, unsafe conditions at their abortion mill in Birmingham, Alabama. This means the abortion mill will not reopen.

Summit had its license suspended by the Alabama Department of Health on May 17 after reports of a botched abortion on a nearly full-term baby. The Department of Health indicated that they suspended the license after an investigation revealed that unlicensed clinic workers did an abortion on a woman in her last stage of pregnancy. After suffering complications, the patient was hospitalized where she “delivered a stillborn, macerated, foul smelling, six pound, four ounce baby.”

The self-surrender of the license avoided a hearing that could have revealed even more details of slipshod abortions and unsafe conditions and practices.

“The last thing an abortion mill wants is for the truth to be told about the conditions that really exist inside their offices,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “That is why they fight tooth and nail to prevent clinic regulations and inspections, and why they will not turn over records, even when the private information in the records is redacted. These mills would rather close than submit to the same standards legitimate medical providers must meet. And frankly, if they close, that’s fine with us.”

National Organization for Women representative Cheryl Sabel agreed. “But women must be protected and there are standards as there are for every health care facility and every facility needs to abide by the rules,” she told the Associated Press, although she failed to point out the truth of the matter that abortion mills hardly ever operate with “rules” or “protection” in mind.

Jim Pinto, founder of Sanctity of Life Ministries and Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life has announced a celebration of the abortion mill’s permanent closure.

“I am inviting all people of good will to join me for a service of ‘Re-memberance, Celebration, and Commitment to Establish a Culture of Life’ on Wednesday, June 21, 11:45 A.M. at the now closed, Summit Medical Center 1801 14th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205,” said Pinto.

For more information contact Jim Pinto at 205-447-8796 or e-mail him at

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  • lime5

    Ah, yes, Ah yes, AHHHHH YESSSSSSS!


  • The darkness hates the light.

    Did you know that the head of the Montgomery chapter of NOW called the clinic’s closing “unfortunate” and “a blow for women”? Gosh, how unfortunate that there won’t be anybody in Montgomery handing out abortion pills like trick-or-treat candy and endangering women’s lives!

  • lifelynx

    Touche, Christina! Roe v. Wade was one of the most unfortunate blows to women to come down the pike in a long time, yet is was hailed by its proponents as such an advance. How cynically false and cruel are most of their claims…though I can recall a few exceptions, the first where Planned Parenthood not only conceded a profound point to a vocal prolife feminist, but framed it as “quote of the month” on one of their newsletters.

    Here is the quote (again!)… “No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.”

    Here are some more comments from other prolife feminists on the subject…

    “Guilty? Yes. No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh, thrice guilty is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime!” — Susan B. Anthony

    “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”

    “There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as this. But where shall it be found, at least where begin, if not in the complete enfranchisement and elevation of women?” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    “The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain the foetus.” Victoria Woodhull, first female presidential candidate (Hitlery, are you listening?!)

    “Child murderers practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned…Is there no remedy for all this ante-natal child murder?…Perhaps there will come a time when…an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood…and when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or interfered with.”
    — Sarah Norton

    “Women becoming, consequently, weaker…than they ought to be…have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a mother; and sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental affection…either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast if off when born. Nature in every thing demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.”
    – Mary Wollestonecraft, in “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”

    “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” — Alice Paul.

    “Women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserve unplanned joy.” — Patricia Heaton, of “Everybody loves Raymond”… and unplanned grief, guilt, and destruction are the lot of those who submit to abortion.

    Two others random points of light that have managed somehow to pierce a community generally committed to darkness;

    — Planned Parenthood has a fit of relative honesty, albeit tactical, and admits that induced abortion is both genocide and ‘gynocide’, in a 1963 pamphlet on birth control. Although PP has changed its tune considerably since 1973, especially when selling abortion “services” to women in crisis, nothing else about abortion has changed between 1963 and now…and they know it, as do other pro-abortionists. . .

    “In medical practice, there are few surgical procedures given so little attention and so underrated in its potential hazards as abortion. It is a commonly held view that complications are inevitable.” Warren Hern, world renowned abortionist…who continues killing, to this day, despite the danger to women.

    “People do not realize that there are thousands of serious physical complications from abortion every year in this country.”
    –Dr. Bernard Nathanson, OB Gyn. — founder of NARAL and former abortionists, who STOPPED performing, supervising, and advocating abortion when he realized the humanity of the unborn child…and so recovered his own humanity.

    Here are a few more quotes from other prolife activists on the subject…

    “Abortion is war on women, cleverly disguised as a promotion of their rights”.


    (based on a conservative estimate of the pro-abortion Center for Disease Control in the late 80’s-early 90’s)

    Can’t wait to see some of these quoted-in an honest, non-derisive context – by NOW, et al.

    …and, as always, any interested parties are heartily encouraged to visit the Blackmun Wall at It’s a little dated in that many more names belong on it now; so many abortion mills have been shut down and each of those represents at least several women killed; it’s just the nature of abortion to endanger women, legal or not. .. and, of course, if you haven’t already, add Mark Crutcher’s book LIME5 to any summer reading program you may have…or may start.

    Some other related good reads for the summer are:

    CLOSED, by Joseph Scheidler

    GRAND ILLUSIONS by George Grant

    THE NAZI DOCTORS by Robert Jay Lifton

    AUSCHWITZ by Dr. Miklos Nyizsli

    JUSTICE AT NUREMBERG by Robert Conot

    LOVE THEM BOTH by Dr. & Mrs. Jack Willke (can be read online at

    …and anything you can get your hands on by William Brennan. “Dehumanizing the Vulnerable: When Word Games Take Lives” is still in print; “The Abortion Holocaust: Today’s Final Solution” is not, but a copy of a copy can be obtained by contacting

    Also, “Behold a Pale Horse” by William Cooper – not for the faint- is also worth looking into.

    Happy reading!