Fr. Pavone Calls for Probe of Alabama Clinic

Fr. Pavone Calls for Probe of Alabama Clinic

Priests for Life

Date: March 18, 2013

Contact: Leslie Palma

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, called today on the State of Alabama to investigate the New Woman All Women facility in Birmingham. In May 2012, it lost its license to operate as an abortion facility. (Alabama law requires abortion facilities to be licensed by the state.)

Evidence uncovered by eyewitnesses, clients, and the Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF), however, indicates that the facility continues to commit abortions, and hence is in violation of the law.

“The abortion industry is again acting in character. When you kill babies, you don’t care when someone tells you to stop. You can’t practice vice virtuously,” Fr. Frank said. “The abortion lobby always thinks it is above the law. We therefore call for a thorough investigation of the New Woman All Women facility by the State of Alabama, and strong action to enforce the law.”

Priests for Life is collaborating in this effort with the Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) for Life and Operation Rescue.

Rev. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life said, “CEC For Life, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Operation Rescue, Priests for Life, and the community of Birmingham would like to know exactly how the Department of Public Health justifies not only allowing a facility without any license to continue illegally advertising as an abortion provider, but also explain how that facility is now blatantly offering abortions to patients. If New Women All Women is no longer a licensed abortion provider, then what is abortionist Bruce Norman doing here with a full parking lot on a Saturday morning? And why isn’t Public Health doing anything to stop it? These are questions we need answered, and we need them answered now.”

Troy Newman of Operation Rescue also commented,, “New Woman All Women owner Diane Derzis has shown a gross disregard for the law and the lives of women by illegally operating this dangerous abortion mill. Only a term in jail will stop criminals like this from continuing to endanger the public. We call for Derzis and her associate, Bruce Elliot Norman, to be charged for deceptive practices and illegal abortions. Read them their rights and take them away!”

Derzis is also the owner of the last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. That clinic is not in compliance with new state law and could close.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit


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