CALL TO ACTION: Please take five minutes to contact the Alabama Department of Public Health

In light of facts surrounding the tragic death of April Lowery — facts confirmed by an autopsy report — the campaign to shut down West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa is asking for your help.

CEC For Life, Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense Foundation and Pro-Life Tuscaloosa are calling on all concerned citizens to contact the ADPH and ask: Why is this dangerous clinic still open?

Here are some talking points to include in your phone call or email:

  • April Lowery was a patient at West Alabama Women’s Center who died on May 7th, 2020, shortly after leaving the clinic. The cause of death was a perforated uterus — an injury she would have received from an abortion.
  • No ambulance was called. Instead, Lowery was released in an unstable physical condition.
  • The autopsy showed that this mother’s baby was still intact in her womb. WAWC staff should have known that no parts of Lowery’s baby had been removed during the attempted abortion, and that she had been seriously injured. 
  • At the time of this botched abortion attempt, WAWC had just changed ownership and was operating under the invalid facility license issued to a previous owner. 
  • The abortionist believed to be responsible for Lowery’s death was Louis T. Payne, who surrendered his medical license just a few months later under threat of disciplinary proceedings by the ADPH.

We are asking every concerned citizen to call or email the Alabama State Health Officer as soon as possible. Be respectful, be firm. This clinic poses a clear danger to patients and should be shut down immediately.

You don’t have to be an Alabama citizen to express concern.

Everyone is encouraged to contact the ADPH!


ADPH State Health Officer Scott Harris, MD

Voice: 334-206-5200

E-Mail: Online Contact Form