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Why is Huntsville's Zoning Administration Supporting Abortion?

Refusal to Address Property's Intended Use is De Facto Invitation for Dangerous Docs to Reopen at New Site

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333,

MEDIA ADVISORY, July 15, 2014 /Standard Newswire/ -- Huntsville's pro-life community leaders will be speaking to the media about how the Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment is supporting the attempts of a disreputable -- and currently unlicensed -- abortion facility to reopen at a new location.

    WHEN: TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. (Central) immediately preceding the July Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting, which is set to begin at 6 p.m.

    WHERE: Outside of the Municipal Building, 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville, AL 35801


    WHO: Rev. James Henderson, Executive Director of Christian Coalition of Alabama, along with concerned citizens of Huntsville

    VISUALS: Pro-life advocates with signs (i.e. Zoning Board Supports Abortion)

    WHY: The Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment has ignored a formal request, made by the legal staff of Life Legal Defense Foundation, to discuss the parameters of a medical use zoning variance granted in 1998 in regard to property located at 4831 Sparkman Drive.

The owner of a now-closed abortion venue, Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, has bought the property and is attempting to reopen the business by skirting restrictions regarding its use. For refusing to discuss the unique intent of the original variance, some have accused the Board of Zoning Adjustment of kowtowing to clinic director Dalton Johnson. Multiple violations at his previous location forced Johnson to shut the doors and surrender the abortion facility's license.

Dana Cody, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation, was disappointed that the Board of Zoning Adjustment disregarded the formal request to place the matter on tonight's agenda. "Rather than respecting Huntsville zoning practice and Alabama law, this Board is enabling dangerous abortion providers with the appearance of propriety," stated Cody. "Residents of the community strongly oppose the presence of an abortion center in their neighborhood. Coupling this particular abortion provider's sordid history of violent pro-abortion protests with the presence of middle and elementary schools nearby is a recipe for disaster," she said, "And Life Legal Defense Foundation will make every legal effort to oppose it."

Read Life Legal Defense Foundation's June 30, 2014, letter to the City of Huntsville Zoning Administration here.

About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens, committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit