Published On: Sat, Jun 27th, 2015

Alveda King joins Selma Project to protest illegal abortion practices, Dr Samuel Lett

Notable African-American activists Alveda King, Catherine Davis, Star Parker, Dean Nelson, Will Ford and more united for a special event called the Selma Project, a two day event focused on calling attention to the illegal activity of a medical clinic in Selma, AL.

The Central Alabama Women’s Clinic run by Dr. Samuel G. Lett is a medical facility that is believed to be exceeding the number of abortions allowed for a facility that is not a licensed abortion clinic.  A phone  investigation by CEC for Life, Operation Rescue and Life Legal Defense Foundation lead to an investigation by the Alabama Department of Public Health

Father Terry Gensemer, Director of CEC For Life told Standard News Wire that“We have repeatedly contacted the ADPH, the Board of Medical Examiners, and Governor Robert Bentley regarding Lett’s illegal abortion operation. No significant disciplinary action has been taken on behalf of women in Alabama, but there seems to be plenty of inaction on behalf of Samuel Lett. The Selma Project was organized to remind these state officials that every citizen’s life matters, and no woman in America should be subjected to a back-alley abortionist, like that of Dr. Lett.”

Alveda King protesting abortion clinic in Selma  photo/ screenshot of YouTube clip

Alveda King protesting abortion clinic in Selma photo/ screenshot of YouTube clip

By state law any clinic that does 10 or more abortions in a month must be registered as an abortion clinic. At this point the ADPH investigators said they could find no evidence the clinic was exceeding their limit of allowed abortions, pro-life leaders say otherwise.

Gensemer told the Selma Times Journal that he knows the clinic is performing more abortions than allowed because people in the community have let him know  what is truly going on.

Davis, leader of the Selma Project told the Selma Times Journal that “if they (investigators) had simply sat in front of his clinic when the complaint was first filed they could’ve seen for their own eyes women going in pregnant and coming out not.”

In protest of this illegal abortion clinic,  pro-life leaders held a rally on June 19th at Christ the King Church in Selma. The rally had powerful messages from King, Davis, Parker and others calling for action against the clinic.

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