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Office of closed Birmingham abortion now for sale or lease

Posted in Abortion Advertisement, Abortion clinic closed by state with tags , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Now closed Birmingham abortion clinic, New Woman All Woman is for sale or lease.

Pro-lifer Terry Gensemer posted this image on twitter:

New Woman All Women For Sale

The clinic located at 1001 17th Street in Birmingham, AL was owned by Diane Derzis and run by abortionist Bruce Norman.

The property is now for sale or lease, I wonder if the new owners will be told it was a killing center.

NWAW For Sale or Lease

The clinic has many health deficiencies and was ordered closed in October.

Pro-choicers circle the wagon in support of shoddy Mississippi abortion clinic

Posted in Pro-choice mocking, pro-choice violence, Stop Patriarchy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2013 by saynsumthn

In Mississippi, the state’s only abortion clinic may have to close. This week, Pro-lifers gathered in Mississippi to protest the nation’s last abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health.

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The Mississippi abortion clinic is owned by Diane Derzis, who also owns a clinic in Alabama.

A combination of shady practices, injured patients, and building code violations resulted in the culmination of a 76 page deficiency report filed by the Alabama Department of Public Health against (Birmingham, Ala.) New Woman All Women abortion clinic in March 2012.

According to Operation Rescue, Last year, three women who were subjected to abortions by abortionist Bruce Norman at Derzis’ Birmingham abortion clinic were hospitalized due to abortion complications at New Woman All Women. The ADPH inspected the clinic and discovered 76-pages of health and safety code deficiencies. The clinic was forced to close after the ADPH and Derzis agreed to a consent order that banned Derzis from having anything to do with any future abortion clinic or from hiring Norman to do abortions. After two failed attempts to relicense the clinic, Derzis and Norman reopened the clinic without licensure and have been operating illegally as a “doctor’s office” whose only “service” is abortions.


VID: Jackson Womens Health Organization Abortion Clinic Owner Diane Derzis’ idea of “Fine” : 2 patients overdosed ! Welcome to “safe abortion”

An ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, August 7, and transported a female patient who emerged from the clinic in Mississippi on a gurney. The pale-skinned, brown-haired woman was covered head to toe with a blanket.

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According to Operation Rescue, Derzis’ abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, is run the same way as her now condemned Alabama abortion business. In fact, it employs some of the same abortionists, including Bruce Elliott Norman, who was the abortionist on duty at NWAW that day in January when three of his abortion patients were hospitalized with complications arising from violations in the standard of care. Two women were overdosed on an IV drug, and another woman landed in the ICU with heavy bleeding after she was left unmonitored while being dosed with a strong medication that causes powerful uterine contractions.

Abortion on Demand

Despite the despicable way the women are treated at these abortion clinics, pro-choice activists are supporting them.

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The radical pro-choice group Stop Patriarchy interrupted pro-lifers gathered at a peaceful rally to mourn the children killed by abortion in the state.

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They came in with microphones and took over the event.

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They yelled: “Fetuses are not babies and women are not incubators, abortion on demand without apology.”

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Pro-lifers began to stand up and take their ground back:

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Pro-choicers then chanted, “The Bible, taken literally is a horror.And forced motherhood is female enslavement.”

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Police finally showed up and told the pro-choicers to move away:

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Ambulance removes woman from Mississippi’s last ‎abortion‬ clinic recently glorified by ABC’s Nightline

Posted in 911 calls, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, abortionist with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by saynsumthn

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An ambulance arrived at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, at about 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, and transported a female patient who emerged from the clinic in Mississippi on a gurney. The pale-skinned, brown-haired woman was covered head to toe with a blanket.

Activists from Pro-Life Mississippi photographed the incident. Those photos and a brief video taken at the scene were provided to Operation Rescue.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday an ambulance was called to the state’s only abortion clinic.

“We understand that a female patient was taken by ambulance to UMC,” said Dana Chisholm, president of Pro Life Mississippi.

The clinic is currently in the midst of a lawsuit fighting the Magnolia State’s law that says abortion clinics can employ only physicians with local hospital admitting privileges.

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Read more at Operation Rescue here

Pro-Life Mississippi reports that the abortionist on duty was Bruce Elliot Norman, an employee of abortion clinic owner Diane Derzis. Norman has no hospital privileges in Mississippi or in Alabama, where he also aborts babies at another abortion clinic owned by Derzis.

The Mississippi abortion clinic is owned by Diane Derzis, who also owns a clinic in Alabama.

A combination of shady practices, injured patients, and building code violations resulted in the culmination of a 76 page deficiency report filed by the Alabama Department of Public Health against (Birmingham, Ala.) New Woman All Women abortion clinic in March 2012.

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According to Operation Rescue, Last year, three women who were subjected to abortions by Norman at Derzis’ Birmingham abortion clinic were hospitalized due to abortion complications at New Woman All Women. The ADPH inspected the clinic and discovered 76-pages of health and safety code deficiencies. The clinic was forced to close after the ADPH and Derzis agreed to a consent order that banned Derzis from having anything to do with any future abortion clinic or from hiring Norman to do abortions. After two failed attempts to relicense the clinic, Derzis and Norman reopened the clinic without licensure and have been operating illegally as a “doctor’s office” whose only “service” is abortions.

VID: Jackson Womens Health Organization Abortion Clinic Owner Diane Derzis’ idea of “Fine” : 2 patients overdosed ! Welcome to “safe abortion”

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ABC’s Nightline recently did a glorified report on the abortion clinic – watch here

State seeks shutdown of “unlicensed abortion clinic” in Birmingham

Posted in Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, Abortion Regulation, abortionist with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by saynsumthn

State seeks shutdown of “unlicensed abortion clinic” in Birmingham
By Mike Oliver on March 26, 2013 at 3:35 PM, updated March 26, 2013 at 4:43 PM

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New Woman All Women Health Care facility in Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The Alabama Department of Public Health today filed a civill complaint in Jefferson County Circuit court seeking to stop the operation of what it says is an unlicensed abortion clinic in Birmingham.

The complaint states that New Woman All Women Health Care on the Southside does not have a license yet it is offering abortions provided by Dr. Bruce Norman.
The state announced last week it was investigating allegations the clinic was performing abortions without a license. The Clinic surrendered its license last year after the health department found problems including two cases where patients were given an overdose of a drug and had to be transported to the hospital.

The clinic “is holding itself as an abortion provider through advertising and offering abortion services to the public without a license,” the complaint states.
Brian Hale, deputy general counsel for the state health department, said the state first learned of abortions advertised on the New Woman All Women website and launched an investigation in February after developing information Norman was performing abortions.

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Named as defendants besides Norman are Dipat LLC, Diane W. Derzis, Patrick H. Smith and All Women’s Inc. doing business as New Woman All Women.

Hale said Derzis and Smith are partners in Dipat, which owns the real estate, and are partners in the business All Women’s Inc..

In a consent decree last year, Derzis surrendered the license to perform abortions after revocations proceedings began.

A woman answering the phone this afternoon at the clinic advertised on New Woman All Women website took a message for Norman but said Derzis “doesn’t have anything to do with us.”

See the complaint here.

Operation Rescue: Massive Deficiency Report Reveals Dangerous Abuses at AL Abortion Clinic

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, Abortion Regulation, abortionist with tags , , , on April 5, 2012 by saynsumthn

Massive Deficiency Report Reveals Dangerous Abuses at AL Abortion Clinic
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted April 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

National and local pro-life groups call for the immediate closure of Birmingham’s troubled New Woman All Women abortion clinic

Birmingham, AL — An incident that sent two abortion patients to the hospital from a Birmingham abortion clinic in January has resulted in a scathing 76-page deficiency report issued last week by the Alabama Department of Public Health that details dangerous and deceptive practices that continue to endanger the health and safety of women.

The report found violations in nine categories after a complaint lodged by a pro-life activist prompted a health inspection of New Woman All Women clinic owned and operated by Diane Derzis, who was once dubbed by Alabama legislators as the “Abortion Queen.” Derzis owns abortion clinics in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The massive report is one in a long series of deficiency reports issued to NWAW dating back to 2003.

“This clinic is a repeat offender that continues to violate without respect for the law or the health and safety of their patients. We are asking the State of Alabama to close this dangerously shoddy abortion mill before someone dies,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

On January 21, 2012, two abortion patients were transported to UAB Hospital after suffering overdoses of the drug Vasopressin. The women were carried by hand out of the clinic to awaiting gurneys by emergency responders who had to negotiate a trash-strewn back alley to reach a rear entrance with several steps and a broken safety rail. Pro-life activists photographed the incident and obtained copies of two 911 calls placed by Derzis that understated the condition of the women.

Pro-life activists filed a complaint with the Department of Public Health, which prompted the investigation. A second complaint was also filed with the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners against abortionist Bruce Elliot Norman, who conducted the abortions at Derzis’ clinic that day. The ABME investigation is still underway.

Cited in nine categories
The Department of Public Health conducted an investigation from February 2 to March 1, 2012, that included a facility inspection and interviews with Derzis and several of her clinic employees. The DPH noted that NWAW was cited for violations in the following categories:

• Clinic staff was not properly trained to provide safe quality patient care.
• Failure to have policy and procedures related to medication errors and the administration of medications. This resulted in the hospitalization of three abortion patients on January 21, 2012, with one patient placed in ICU.
• There was no documentation that the two abortionists employed by Derzis were even qualified to do abortions.
• Abortionists made illegible notations on patient charts that made determining critical information about patient care impossible. In several cases, the abortionist’s notes about patient care and/or condition were completely false.
• Lack of documentation of medications administered.
• Inaccurate preparation and administration drugs resulting in overdoses or inadequate pain management.
• Use of equipment with inspection dates from 2007 or no inspection date at all.
• Failure of on-call nurse to return patient calls, document correct dates on reports, or notify the physician of patient problems.

Poorly trained staff
The clinic’s lack of training or orientation policies led to abortion complications. It was because of this lack of training that the RN on duty on January 21, 2012, drew up and administered 2 cc’s of Vasopressin instead of the ordered 0.2 cc’s, or ten times the recommended dosage, sending a total of three patients to the hospital.

The clinic owner, Diane Derzis, was confronted specifically about the regular practice of a non-licensed employee administering medications. She responded, “She’s been doing it for years.”

Deceptive entries and altered records
The report indicated that notations made on the patient charts were illegible, nonsensical, or just blatantly false. In many instances, the state survey team found charts signed off by a nurse who was not even in the clinic that day and incredibly inconsistent time logs. For example, one record showed the patient’s procedure time nearly an hour after her documented discharge.

The abortionist, Bruce Elliot Norman, indicated on two charts that the women were “Ambulatory, d/ced [discharged] with no distress”, meaning they walked out of the clinic in good condition. However, those patients were the same ones who were transported to a local hospital in January after having suffered a drug overdose administrated by an inadequately trained nurse. Photos show the women being carried out of the clinic by paramedics.

Norman made notes on some records that he performed ultrasounds on abortion patients the same day as their abortions, prior to their surgeries as state law mandates. However, the survey team discovered several ultrasound photos dated days after a patient had an abortion.

The survey team also found that records which had been forwarded to them before the investigation had been altered when they arrived on-site.
“The most recent deficiency report reveals more than just shoddy abortion practices. It reveals that Derzis and her abortionists attempted to deceive on several occasions to avoid having to comply with the law. People like that present a very clear and present danger to the public,” said Newman.

Dangerous lack of patient monitoring
The clinic was found have failed repeatedly to properly monitor women during surgeries and in recovery.
One patient reported for an abortion at 16 weeks 2 days gestation with higher than normal blood pressure, a history to two cesarean section delivers, surgery for the removal of her right ovary, and a weight of 230 pounds, all risk factors for potential complications. The abortionist took an hour to do the Dilation and Extraction (dismemberment) abortion. At one point he stopped and ordered Pitocin, a drug that increases the intensity of uterine contractions, for the patient because he was having difficulty with the procedure. The patient was not monitored while the Pitocin was given, in violation of patient standards of care. The abortion was later completed.

Patient records revealed that allergies to latex and the antibiotic Doxycycline clearly noted on patient charts were simply ignored by the abortionist and clinic workers. One patient allergic to Doxycycline was sent home with a prescription of drug.

Infections and a lack of reporting
Again and again over the past nine years, NWAW has been cited for a lack of infection control protocols. As a result, women have experienced complications including fever, abdominal pain, and other problems.

In 2010, NWAW reported that no infections were experienced by patients that year. However, inspectors discovered several records noting cases of infection after abortions that year.

Other inspection reports detailed a employees who did not wash their hands or properly clean equipment between patients.

In addition to the filing of false information with the state regarding infections and ultrasounds, NWAW was cited in 2006 for failing to file the required termination of pregnancy reports in nearly 30% of cases.

Pattern of abuse
Some of the violations are problems repeatedly noted in health deficiency reports by since 2003. The five previous reports indicate a pattern of untrained workers performing medical duties for which they are not qualified, poor or deceptive record keeping, expired medications and ill-maintained or non-functional equipment.

One report from 2006 indicated that women that were to be medicated 20-30 minutes prior to surgery were in fact being medicated more than two hours prior to their abortions, which took place after the medication had essentially worn off. However, that same year, the clinic administrator was caught improperly buying and administering narcotics to herself. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse whose nursing license had been previously revoked for drug addiction.

“It seems that while the patients were forced to endure surgical abortions without adequate pain relief, the clinic administrator was enjoying all the drugs she could get,” said Newman.

Other offenses over the years included broken or poorly maintained emergency equipment, performing surgery without a working defibrillator, and the use of expired medications – some as old as seven years out of date.

“All of the deficiency reports taken together paint a picture of a dangerous abortion clinic that only cleans up when people are watching. But once the health inspectors are gone, the abortion abuses resume. Medications are allowed to expire. Equipment isn’t maintained. Employees stop washing their hands or cleaning up between patients. Drugs are abused or improperly administered. Laws meant to protect patients are ignored and record keeping is sloppy or down-right false,” said Newman. “Cutting corners on patient health and safety is standard operating procedure for these people.”

Close this clinic!
Today, New Woman All Women remains open. A plan to correct the deficiencies has not been finalized. In the meantime, women continue to patronize the abortion business unaware that the clinic does not meet minimum safety or patient care standards and routinely ignores patient health and safety as well as the law.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has the authority to close this clinic in order to protect the public. Several pro-life organizations, including CEC for Life, Pro-Life Nation, Operation Rescue, and others are calling for the ADPH to close this chronically troubled abortion clinic.

“We need to bring pressure to bear of the ADPH so that they will act promptly to protect women from the abortion abuses inflicted on women at New Women All Women. We urge the public to contact the ADPH and demand that they close this clinic immediately,” aid Newman.

Please contact the Alabama Department of Public Health:
Donald E. Williamson, State Health Officer
Voice: (334) 206-5200
Fax: (334) 206-2008
E-Mail: donwilliamson@adph.state.al.us

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