Monday, June 22, 2015

Illegal Abortion Clinic in Selma—Black Lives Matter

On Saturday, racial diversity led the march across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge bridge in Selma, Alabama as pro-lifers from across America protested Dr. Samuel Lett who continues to perform unlicensed abortions in Selma.
“If anyone wants to know why we are here today, it’s because black women matter, black lives matter, black babies matter, all lives matter to God.”
-- Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

“We don’t believe the Alabama Department of Public Health actually did an investigation.”
-- Catherine Davis, National Black Pro-Life Coalition
UPDATE 8/28/15: Museum Favors Racist Eugenicist vs. African Americans

For background, read Black Abortion Key to Reducing Poverty, Says Mayor and also read Minorities (mostly black) Targeted by Planned Parenthood for Abortion: Study

And read More Abortionists Admit Killing Kids After Birth

-- From "Activists claim unlicensed abortion clinic operates in Selma, plan protest" by The Associated Press 6/17/15

Organizers [of The Selma Project] said they have evidence that the [Central Alabama Women's Clinic] performs more than nine abortions monthly, which would require it to come under strict state regulations as an abortion clinic.

Individuals working with abortion opponents repeatedly called the office without identifying themselves and scheduled appointments for abortion procedures, activists said. Audio clips of some phone calls were previously made public by abortion opponents.

While doctor's offices are required to report the number of abortions they perform to the state, those reports are not public.

Dr. Samuel C. Lett, who operates the clinic, did not return a phone message seeking comment.

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From "Activists speak out against women’s clinic" by Daniel Evans, Selma Times-Journal 6/20/15

Brian Hale, who serves as general counsel for the ADPH, responded to an email request for comment Saturday afternoon.

“ADPH did receive and investigate a complaint alleging that this clinic was performing a number of abortions that would require it to be licensed by this agency as an abortion or reproductive health center,” Hale’s statement said. “State Board of Health regulations require a license when a facility performs 10 or more abortions in any month, or 100 or more in any calendar year. ADPH was unable to establish that this clinic performed a number of abortions that would require it to be licensed as an abortion or reproductive health center. State law — § 22-9A-13, Ala. Code 1975 — prohibits ADPH from disclosing information relating to the number of abortions performed by a physician.”

Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was among those who marched across the bridge in protest Saturday. She said some have accused the protesters of using Selma for national attention after Oprah Winfrey’s movie “Selma” and President Barack Obama visited the city earlier this year. King said that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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From "Pro-life groups push for more in-depth investigation of Selma clinic" by Lindsey Rogers, WSFA-TV12 (Montgomery, AL) 6/20/15

Anti-abortion activists are focusing their attention on Selma and a clinic they say is violating state laws. A coalition of pro-life ministries from all over the country made their way to the historic city Friday night, gathering at Christ the King Episcopal Church.

“We know that women have been injured in this clinic. We know for sure [Dr. Samuel Lett] scheduled more abortions than he's allowed to do, according to state law,” said Father Terry Gensemer, Director of CEC For Life and an urban pastor in Alabama for more than 20 years.

“We're here to say to the health department and to the nation that women, particularly black women, are targeted in this area, in Selma and that babies are being killed here. We want the city of Selma to know what's going on, we want the state of Alabama to know that its citizens are not being protected the Alabama Department of Public Health, and we want justice to be done for the victims of this doctor,” Fr. Gensemer added.

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From "Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Marches Against Abortion at Selma Rally" by Sarah Zagorski, 6/19/15

A leader with the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, Catherine Davis, said the following about Lett’s abortion facility: “He has preyed, likely for years, mainly on poor, black women who feel they have no options. While the state stands back and allows Lett to do as he pleases, the black women of Selma are left to carry the injuries and sorrow that so frequently accompany abortion. They have absolutely no protection from the state.”

[President of Americans United for Life, Charmaine Yoest said], “Abortion harms women, and African-American women suffer more than others because of the tragic number of abortions in their community. Black women account for 37% of abortions and are 5 times more likely than white women to have an abortion. We stand here in Selma to note once again that when laws that protect health and safety are not enforced, African Americans bear too heavy a burden. Life-saving health and safety standards must be enforced to protect women from the negligence of abortionists.”

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Also read New York Times Admits 22-week Fetus is a Baby!

And read Georgia Teacher Ousted — Taught Obama's Pro-abortion