An abortion business in Huntsville, Ala., should be closed down after the state Health Department cited the location for violating 10 state laws, according to the front-line pro-life Operation Rescue.

According to officials, the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives was found to have been forwarding after-hours medical emergencies to non-medical personnel, routinely failing to document the gestational age of the unborn baby, and releasing abortion patients without following the mandatory 20-minute recovery period, according to a statement from Operation Rescue.

It’s just the latest in a string of abortion businesses that have been cited – or even closed down – when they are inspected for their compliance with state laws and medical regulations.

Rick Harris, of the Alabama Bureau of Health Provider Standards, said it just made him wonder what other rules aren’t being followed.

Operation Rescue officials, however, said this business, at this time, was allowed to remain open.

“This abortion mill has shown a blatant disregard for the laws of Alabama and for the health and safety of women. There is no question that this mill should be closed,” said President Troy Newman.

Two other Alabama abortion businesses now are operating under probationary status, while another clinic in Birmingham earlier this year was closed down.

“The abortionists are worried that if they are inspected they may be forced to shut down,” said Newman. “That should send a real wake-up call to women that American abortion mills are predatory in nature and are willing to sacrifice the health and safety of women in order to compete for the ever-dwindling abortion dollar. If they kill babies for a living, they really are not going to care about the woman, either, except in how they may exploit her and her wallet. Abortion is a real cut-throat business – pun intended.”

He said Alabama should be more concerned about saving lives than keeping abortion businesses open.

“They have the tools to close them with their strict regulations. Now, they need to have the courage to strictly enforce them,” Newman said.

Word of the violations in Alabama came at the same time as a report from Milwaukee, Wis., where an ambulance was summoned to an abortion business, and a woman transported apparently to a hospital.

Matt Trewhalla of Missionaries for the Pre-Born said the ambulance was called to Affiliated Medical Services, then transported a woman who reportedly suffered a perforated uterus.

Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian groups in the country, and it recently made headlines by purchasing and closing down an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kan.

In recent months, more than a dozen abortion businesses in Illinois, Ohio, California, Alabama and Florida have been closed over a variety of issues, including workers without medical licenses performing medical procedures, the misuse of drugs, babies allegedly killed after being born alive, and the disappearing abortionist.

They include:

  • In Aurora, Illinois, sheriff’s deputies hauled away “medical equipment” and office supplies as a clinic run by abortionist Louis S. Myers was closed down on orders from the landlord, who evicted the business. The property owner, who ran the abortion business for years himself before retiring, said the new business operator simply disappeared.

  • Ohio state regulators this fall uncovered a dozen health code violations, including a serious situation that endangered the life of a patient, and shut down an East Side Cleveland clinic.

  • A clinic in Omaha, Neb., also was closed because the land was purchased from underneath the business and the owners couldn’t find another facility to rent.

  • Operation Rescue bought and closed down an abortion business in Wichita, Kan.

  • A facility in Birmingham, Ala., was closed because of a suspended license.

  • One business in Montgomery, Ala., was closed when authorities found the abortionist didn’t have hospital privileges.

  • A business in Hialeah, Fla., was closed by an investigation into allegations a baby was born alive, then killed and placed on the roof of the building to avoid detection by police.

  • Five clinics owned by a Florida abortionist when his license was suspended all were closed, although several of those reopened later.

  • And another case involved a business in Daytona Beach, Fla., where the abortionist said he didn’t want to meet the required rules.

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