After years of performing abortions All Woman New Woman abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama has closed. The closure of this clinic has been a long battle for the pro-life movement in Birmingham including years of perseverance in the face of battling rights to stand on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic. Last week the clinic closed after two more women this year were rushed to the emergency room due to unsafe procedures that violated health codes.
Last year I flew to Birmingham and participated in a series of prayer vigils in front of All Woman New Woman to help re-establish sidewalk counseling and witness in front of the clinic. For seventeen years, pro-lifers were scared away from having a presence on the clinic sidewalk due to a federal court injunction which prohibited four peaceful sidewalk counselors/prayer warriors from standing in front of the clinic.