BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 5, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Pro-lifers in Alabama are very concerned over today’s hearing regarding a lawsuit from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) levied against clinic owner Diane Derzis and abortionist Bruce Norman.
Though Derzis was made to surrender her abortion provider license in 2012, she and Norman have continued holding themselves out as an abortion clinic in the very same building, with Norman performing unlicensed abortions and Derzis deceptively managing the clinic’s staff and insurance through her Georgia abortion facility.
However, despite Derzis and Norman’s open disregard for any state law, ADPH reportedly struggled to create a solid case against the defendants in today’s hearing.
Dana Cody, Executive Director the Life Legal Defense Foundation, was present for the hearing and commented, “I was appalled by ADPH’s behavior at this hearing. They offered hardly any evidence, made no objections, and – to be honest – made no real attempt to defend the interests of the citizens they are meant to serve. If it wasn’t for Judge Boohaker asking some imperative questions himself and pushing to find the details needed to decide this case, I would say there was little hope. All we can do now is pray that this judge makes a good decision.”