Planned Parenthood breaks silence on temporary closure of Birmingham facility
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Planned Parenthood is now sharing why their Birmingham office temporarily closed in January.
A spokesperson says Planned Parenthood suspended operations in part because of illegal activity conducted by two former staff members.
The staff members were allegedly selling illegal prescription medicine in the parking lot. Planned Parenthood says they reported the activity to investigators along with the state board of nursing and boar of medical examiners.
Spokesperson Nora Spencer says the group is upgrading operations and speaking with the Alabama Department of Public Health about scheduling an inspection before re-opening.
Meanwhile, Monday, May 19 Planned Parenthood and the ACLU will be in Montgomery for a trial challenging the state's abortion law, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
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