2 closed Alabama abortion clinics reopen
Oct. 22, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two closed abortion clinics in Alabama have reopened, giving the state a total of five licensed clinics.
An attorney with the state health department says the Planned Parenthood Southeast clinic in Birmingham has reopened after taking corrective actions. The clinic closed in January after firing two employees for selling abortion medication to a person in the clinic parking lot. The clinic replaced its staff and made other changes.
Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville has reopened after moving to a new location. The clinic closed its old location in late June because it couldn't comply with a new state law that requires clinics to have wide halls and doors and improved fire safety systems like a surgical treatment center. The new location contains those features.