Back Alley Abortion in Broad Daylight: Groups Warn of Illegal Abortion Facility in Selma, Alabama

Citizens of Selma, Alabama, have seen the harm that comes when law enforcement turns a blind eye to human rights violations. Now, the state is ignoring an abortion facility that is operating illegally in the historic civil rights site, a coalition of national right to life groups warned at a press conference this morning. The Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, run by Dr. Samuel Lett, has violated Alabama law by performing abortions without a proper license, they say. Under Alabama law, any facility performing more than nine abortions a month must have a state license. But undercover investigators say they scheduled 10 abortions within a matter of weeks at the facility, located at 1013 Medical Center Parkway. “During these calls, a woman answered the phone and confirmed that the individuals could obtain an abortion at the clinic. More than 10 appointments for abortions were scheduled between July 1, 2014 and July 22, 2014,” Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) Senior Staff Counsel Allison Aranda wrote in a letter to ADPH Deputy General Counsel Brian Hale. “The evidence obtained during the investigation strongly suggested that Dr. Lett was operating an illegal abortion clinic in Selma.” Aranda took that evidence to state health officials, and waited.   And waited. “We implored the ADPH to act swiftly and efficiently to confirm our evidence and shut down the illegal abortion clinic. Yet, eight months have passed and it is unclear if the ADPH has even begun an investigation into Dr. Lett’s illegal activities,” Aranda wrote in a follow-up letter sent last Tuesday, when she also alerted the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners to Letts’ activities. Aranda...

September 2008: Abortion

Abortion Advocates Investigate Back-Alley Abortions Roe Was Supposed to Stop World Health Organization Circumvents Abortion Laws in Bangladesh with Menstrual Regulation Kit Secret Meeting to Plot Global Abortion Strategy Exposed / UN Personnel Present HHS: If Approved, Regulations Combined to Validate Right of Conscience for Health Care Professionals Critique of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Abortion and Mental Health New Zealand Study Finds Violence Increases Risk of Abortion Texas Groups Celebrate Closing of Dallas Late-Term Abortion Business New Prenatal Test for Down’s Syndrome Concerns Pro-Life Advocates South Dakota Law Requiring Telling Women Truth About Abortion Upheld by Federal Court… ABORTION ADVOCATES INVESTIGATE BACK-ALLEY ABORTIONS ROE v WADE WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP. To hear abortion advocates tell the story, the United States needed to make abortion legal to stop the supposed high number of back-alley abortions. It turns out now that those abortions still continue and pro-abortion groups are now investigating why. The organizations Gynuity and Ibis Reproductive Health have launched a new study in San Francisco, New York and Boston to determine how many women try self-abortions without going to an abortion center. Despite the claim that legal abortions would stop the back-alley practice that supposedly resulted in the death of women, several stories have cropped up over the years showing women doing their own abortions. The abortions frequently involve an anti-ulcer drug known as Cytotec, or misoprostol, that abortion advocates have urged to be used to induce an abortion in places where the practice is illegal. ABC News quotes Daniel Grossman, an abortion activist and doctor in the San Francisco area who confirmed he sees women...

Abortion & "The Back Alley"

There is a worn-out argument that has been used over the years against protecting unborn babies. They say there have always been abortions, and there will always be abortions. If you forbid the legal and "safe" abortions, women will merely return to illegal and "unsafe" abortions. It seems logical enough on the surface. However, there are no documented studies to prove this claim. In reality, an actual experience of a major nation when abortion was banned in that nation may be beneficial. Have illegal abortions increased in this nation? Have more women died or more women been injured? The nation to be considered is Poland. Poland, along with the rest of the Iron Curtain, Eastern European countries, was occupied for 44 years by Russia. Russia legalized state-paid abortion in the first three months of pregnancy. What are the official figures of the numbers of abortions performed annually during those years in Poland? In 1960, there were 150,400 abortions; In 1965, 168,600 abortions; In 1970 – 148,200 1975 – 138,600 1980 – 138,000 1985 – 135,500 By 1990, with the advent of the Solidarity independence movement…the number of abortions had declined to 59,417. This was a spontaneous movement. During 1993, in their freely elected new parliament, legislation was enacted that restricted abortion to life of the mother, rape or incest. In 1993, the total number of abortions was 777; In 1996, there were 559 abortions; In 1998 – 253. There had been loud predictions that if the total number of abortions was sharply reduced, the total number of "spontaneous" miscarriages would skyrocket. It was predicted that illegal abortionists would begin...