Federal Judge sets non-jury trial for May 19 in challenge to Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital

  By Dave Andrusko A very quick update on the ongoing, ongoing case before U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. Television station WAFF is reporting that Judge Thompson has ordered a non-jury trial for May 19 in which he will hear arguments on Alabama’s HB57. Alabama’s Women’s Health and Safety Act requires abortionists to have admitting …

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Federal Judge again promises to rule on Alabama law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital

  By Dave Andrusko If you are a pro-lifer in Alabama, it probably seems like forever but… U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson said today that he will rule on the state’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital by April 2 and will consider only “whether the law violates the due …

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Congressional Vacancies in Alabama and Florida

  By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director 2013 has proven to be busy in the Special Election department. In Alabama, National Right to Life-endorsed candidate Bradley Byrne (R) won the December 17 special election carrying 71% of the vote. Byrne, a former state Senator, will represent Alabama’s First Congressional District. The seat …

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Both sides ask for summary judgment in challenge to law requiring abortionists in Alabama to have hospital admitting privileges

  By Dave Andrusko Well, there is one thing attorneys representing two abortion clinics and Alabama state officials can agree on. Both have asked U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to issue a summary judgment, rather than go to trial, on the lawsuit challenging a law passed requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local …

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Alabama Department of Public Health to hold hearing next week on abortion-related regulations passed last legislative session

By Dave Andrusko I ran across a story in the Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser today that I believe is worth a few words. Regular readers of NRL News Today know about the laudable changes the state legislature made this last session. They are also familiar with the incredibly convoluted case of the facility in Birmingham, Alabama, …

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Attorney for abortionist shut down in AL says he will file motion to allow clinic to reopen

By Susan Michelle Tyrell There are a couple types of people who won’t take no for an answer — 2-year-olds, for example. They don’t always understand mommy’s “no.” Sometimes really aggressive dates fall in that category, too. And then there are abortionists. Last week, a judge in Birmingham, AL finally put a stop to the …

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Birmingham, Alabama abortion facility with ties to Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic ordered to shut down

By Dave Andrusko Jefferson County Circuit Judge Joseph Boohaker issued a permanent injunction Thursday against New Woman All Women health care facility, ordering that abortions can no longer be performed at the Birmington, Alabama clinic because it does not have a license to do so. In a 22-page ruling, Boohaker determined that the clinic, tied …

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Controversial abortion clinic owner in court in Alabama as state seeks to close clinic

By Dave Andrusko Following a hearing today, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Joseph Boohaker said he would rule by Friday whether to shut down the New Woman All Women Health Care. Brian Hale, an attorney with the Alabama Department of Health Department, argued “that abortion executive Diane Derzis and Dr. Bruce Norman are wrongly running the …

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Temporary Restraining Order extended in case of Alabama pro-life law

By Dave Andrusko With the agreement of both parties, last week U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson extended the Temporary Restraining Order he issued in June blocking a section of Alabama’s pro-life HB 57. The TRO, scheduled to expire in August, was extended to March 2014. The provision at issue is that the commonsense requirement that …

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Alabama Governor signs bill regulating “WebCam” abortions

By Dave Andrusko Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley today signed the multi-pronged Women’s Health and Safety Act which includes provisions to regulate so-called “webcam” abortions, require abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and require abortion clinics  to meet the same building safety codes as ambulatory surgical centers. Webcam abortions refers to a huge …

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Alabama bill regulating “WebCam” abortions on way to Governor’s desk for signature

By Dave Andrusko Alabama continues to solidify its reputation as a pro-life state with passage of the Women’s Health and Safety Act. On Tuesday the House passed  HB57 by a vote 68-21. Hours before, the Senate voted 22-10 in favor. The bill now is on its way to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature. In …

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Pro-Lifers Rally for Life in Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama has a long tradition of petitioning the Statehouse in Montgomery where lawmakers convene each spring for passage of Pro-Life legislation. “I remember in Gov. Guy Hunt’s administration in 1990 32,000 people rallied for an end to abortion right here” said Dan Ireland retired Pro Life Leader.  That same passion exists as hundreds gathered to …

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