Pro-Life Leaders Pressure Alabama Public Health Officials to Close Unsafe Planned Parenthood

By Cheryl Sullenger

Montgomery, AL — Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, joined other national pro-life leaders in Alabama this week for a series of press conferences in Birmingham and Montgomery to call for the state to shut down the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Birmingham.

That office has a history of failed facility inspections that indicate it is too dangerous to remain open.

The most recent inspection, conducted in September of last year, cited numerous violations, including failure to properly sanitize surgical instruments.

In 2014, the Planned Parenthood office was forced to fire its entire staff and shut down for ten months after employees were caught selling drugs out of the Planned Parenthood parking lot.

The events were organized by Fr. Terry Gensemer, director of CEC For Life, and was attended by Newman, Catherine Glenn Foster, AUL President and CEO, and Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition.

The group also met with representatives of the Alabama Department of Public Health to explain concerns about the dangers of the Birmingham Planned Parenthood facility.

Later, the leaders met with Judge Roy Moore, who is a pro-life candidate for the U.S. Senate. Moore was Alabama’s former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who was removed from his position for refusing to remove a monument commemorating the Ten Commandments inside the State Supreme Court building in 2003.

Please contact the Alabama Department of Public Health and ask that they shut down the Planned Parenthood in Birmingham as a menace to public health and safety.

ADPH Online Email Form and other contact information: http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/about/contact.html