City Allows Abortion Clinic To Relocate

Aug 20, 2014

The Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives is the state's only abortion clinic north of Birmingham.
Credit Alabama Women's Center

An abortion clinic in Huntsville has won permission to relocate so it can comply with new state restrictions.

WAAY-TV reports the city zoning board approved the relocation of the Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives during a meeting Tuesday night. It's the state's only abortion clinic north of Birmingham.

Abortion opponents tried to block the move but lost. They now plan to file a lawsuit.

The clinic operated in a downtown building until June. But administrators surrendered their license saying the location couldn't meet new state building requirements.

Operators plan to relocate to a building that used to be a medical clinic and can meet the provisions of the law. They still have to get a state license.