TRAP law closes North Alabama’s only remaining abortion provider
By Feministe on June 25, 2014
North Alabama’s only abortion clinic will be voluntarily closing its doors Friday, in anticipation of the state shutting them down in a week. In accordance with Alabama’s new and, as ever, ironically named Women’s Health and Safety Act, HB 57, Alabama Women’s Clinic obtained hospital admitting privileges for its physicians and instituted a 48-hour waiting period between a mandatory ultrasound and misleading information and the procedure itself. Their final hurdle, however, would have been to update their building to meet code standards for an ambulatory surgical center, including extra-wide doorways and an overhead sprinkler system, which they wouldn’t be able to complete by the July 1 deadline. . . .