A Huntsville life leader today called for Crestwood Medical Center to sever ties with two abortion doctors. [One of the abortion providers is a woman of color, receiving her profits from the killing of many preborn children of color.]
James Henderson said he delivered today a two-page letter to Dr. Pam Hudson, CEO of Crestwood, that outlined his group’s concerns and called for Crestwood and parent company Community Health Systems to “discontinue their support, direct or indirect, for the abortion industry in Alabama.”
Sen. Shadrack McGill, R-Macedonia, also spoke at the noon press conference held at Hospital Drive and Airport Road…
Among the new [regulations to raise the standard of care to protect women’s health in the Women’s Health & Safety Act] is a requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital in the same town.
“Some may consider it not very politically correct to be here today defending life,” McGill said after reading from the books of James and Proverbs in the Bible. “This is the most important place I could be. It’s sad we had to come to this point to protest to get the community to wake up to the problems we are facing here and the reality of murder of innocent lives that we call abortion.
“But I want to encourage my brothers and sisters to fight the good fight, to keep the faith.”
Henderson said a plan is in place to hold protests at Crestwood beginning Oct. 19 if the ties with the doctors are not dissolved.
Crestwood said in a statement Friday to The Huntsville Times/AL.com that, “The hospital does not control what independent physicians, licensed by the state of Alabama, do or do not do in their private practice.”
Henderson said that Huntsville Hospital has not granted admitting privileges to abortion doctors.
“The bottom line is, we believe that every abortion is wrong and should be stopped,” Henderson said. “We believe that by God’s moral law, we have a responsibility always to promote life. We believe by our values, clearly accepted, Biblical values, even ingrained in our own natures, we know the protection of an unborn baby is inherently the right thing to do.
“Return on investment, profit, is never the right reason to do and support abortions. We’re not here about technicalities today. We’re simply here to do the right thing and ask Crestwood Medical Center to do the right thing and end its support for abortions in Huntsville.”
Updated Sept. 16, 2013 at 3:41 p.m. with embedded copy of letter sent to Crestwood Medical Center — click link —