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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Close to 20 pro-life supporters turned out Wednesday morning to rally against the New Woman All Women Clinic in Birmingham's south side. That included Jacquie Stalneker. She now works for a pro-life organization called the Silent No More campaign. But 25 years ago, she herself underwent an abortion.
"I collapsed in the middle of the street and lost six units of blood and almost died that day," she told reporters, adding she did not have the procedure at the No Woman All Women.
"There are numerous women who've had this problem here that we don't know about," she added. And that's why she and roughly 20 other pro-life supporters held a rally in front of the clinic Wednesday morning.
In March, the Alabama Public Health Department conducted a survey of the clinic and learned two patients were overdosed and had to be rushed to the hospital during a procedure. Last week, the department announced the clinic here would close and surrender its license in May.
But those at Wednesday's rally said that's not soon enough.
"The reason we're here today is to say if it's dangerous enough to be shut down on May 18, it's dangerous enough to be shut down immediately," said Father Terry Gensemer.
"They should put a sign on this thing if they're not going to close it down today and say women, enter at your own risk, " added longtime pro-life activist Jim Pinto. "This is outrageous. It should be closed down today."
Included in the crowd was Rebekah Wright who is a mother of five children all under the age of eight. She says for the premise of a woman's right to chose is a lose-lose for everybody and she wants her children to know that.
"When they ask, ‘Mommy, what did we do to help babies who were dying and women who were being hurt?' I can tell them we came out and stood for life," Wright said.
So why doesn't the state shut the clinic down sooner than May 18? Attorneys for the state health department say that date was reached in a settlement with the clinic. They say had the department gone through a full out administrative hearing procedure, which was originally planned, it would have been at least June before the clinic would have had to close its doors.