The clinic is supposed to cease performing abortions on May 11 and turn its license over to the Alabama Department of Public Health on May 18 after an investigation revealed that two women received drug overdoses and had to be transported to a local hospital.
The two patients were given too much of the drug Vasopressin, which is used to limit the loss of blood, according to reports.
Ochata Management LLC filed an application to take over the clinic’s license on March 30. However, some anti-abortion groups are alleging that one of the company’s administrators has ties to the current operators of the clinic.
The Life Legal Defense Foundation issued a letter to the health department raising questions about the nature of the relationship between clinic owner Diane Derzis and Ochata administrator Marianne Kelley Rain-Water.
“Ms. Rain-water’s address is listed on the application as 1316 16th St S, Birmingham, AL. This residence is a home owned by Diane Derzis. The applicant either pays rent to Derzis or is her house guest,” the organization said.
According to the Birmingham News, the health department’s attention has been called to the allegations.
“That information is currently being reviewed,” Brian Hale, assistant general counsel for the Department of Public Health told the publication.
The clinic was bombed by Rudolph on January 29, 1998, killing off-duty police officer Robert Sanderson and permanently injuring nurse and counselor Emily Lyons.
Rudolph also bombed Atlanta’s Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympics.
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