Abortions went on at shuttered clinic

Judge says doctor not licensed

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Mr. Miles, the defense attorney, countered that everything was legal and that the facility was Dr. Norman’s private office.

In his ruling, Judge Boohaker said that, based on Dr. Norman’s own testimony, he was satisfied that the doctor has performed 30 or more abortions for two months during the calendar year, which rendered his office an abortion center under state law.

Moreover, when Ms. Derzis‘ company, Dipat LLC., referred prospective abortion clients to Dr. Norman through a telephone service, it also meant his office was an abortion provider under law.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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