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Birmingham Women's Clinic Forfiets License

By Alabama Public Radio

Birmingham AL – A women's clinic in Birmingham that performs abortions has surrendered its license in the midst of an investigation. That investigation centers on claims that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a staffer gave her an abortion-inducing drug and performed other medical treatments without a doctor present. Summit Medical Center has been closed since May 17 when the Alabama Department of Health suspended its operations and cited numerous health violations. Rick Harris with the Bureau of Health Provider Standards says the clinic will not reopen. The move avoids a hearing where the state would have sought to revoke Summit's license. The doctor who was supposed to be responsible for the clinic that day, Deborah Lyn Levich, is scheduled to appear before the Board of Medical Examiners on July 18th.

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