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Midwest Abortion Mill Bought by Texas Chain
by Debra Braun Education Director

April 2012

The Midwest Health Center for Women, a 30-year-old abortion business in downtown Minneapolis, was recently purchased by a chain of abortion centers based in Texas and re-opened February 14 as Whole Woman’s Health of the Twin Cities. This chain has five abortion centers in Texas and one in Baltimore, Md. The founder and CEO of the chain is Amy Hagstrom Miller, formerly of the Twin Cities (see page 6). Within the past few years, the number of abortions at the Midwest abortion center had been steadily declining, from 2759 in 2008 to 1961 in 2010 (the last year for which statistics are available). We are hoping this trend continues under the new owners, so much so that it would soon close. According to a February 14 press release from Operation Rescue (OR), two of Whole Woman's Texas mills (in Austin and McAllen), were caught during an undercover OR investigation illegally dumping the remains of aborted

Except for the new owners, not much has changed at this abortion facility in downtown Minneapolis since this November 1997 prayer vigil which we conducted shortly after Midwest (now Whole Woman’s) moved from its previous location in the Parkside Professional Center to 33 S. 5th St. There is no parking on this street now due to the light rail line. However, there is still only one entrance to the abortion center and the abortion clients must walk right past the sidewalk counselors.

40 Days for Life — Different Location, Same Battle
by Rev. Brian Walker Program Director

babies in open and overflowing trash dumpsters. Together with Stericycle, the chain's medical waste disposal company, the abortion clinics were fined a total of $83,000.

In addition, Operation Rescue filed complaints against several abortionists associated with Whole Woman's Health (continued on page 4)

Perhaps you have heard the expression, "the same difference.” That saying

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand..— Ephesians 6: 12 -13
About 50 people prayed outside the new Planned Parenthood “mega” abortion center in St. Paul on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, the first day of our Lenten 40 Days for Life.

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HHS Mandate an Assault on our Religious Liberties
Editor’s note—As this newsletter went to press, “Stand up for Religious Freedom” rallies were being planned for March 23 in more than 100 cities across the country to protest this assault on our religious liberties. Pro-Life Action Ministries was planning rallies in St. Paul, Duluth and Orlando. (www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com) plainly and simply our religious freedoms being assaulted by our government. Our First Amendment freedom of religion is supposed to guarantee that we will not be kept from practicing our faith or be told by the government what to believe or how to live out our beliefs. That is why this mandate is an attack on all Americans and not just Catholics. And our freedom of religion is an individual liberty that does not hinge on the faith to which we belong. And because, as people of faith, we organize together into churches and other institutions for worship and living our faith, these churches and other institutions enjoy the same First Amendment freedoms. As Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York stated in his February 24, 2012 letter to all Catholic bishops, “In the United States, religious liberty does not depend on the benevolence of who is regulating us. It is our ‘first freedom’ and respect for it must be broad and inclusive—not narrow and exclusive. Catholics and other people of faith and good will are not second class citizens. And it is not for the government to decide which of our min-

From the Executive Director, Brian Gibson . . .

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April 2012

The recent mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forces religious people, organizations, hospitals and educational institutions to provide abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in direct contradiction to deeply held moral beliefs. But the issue is not about contraceptives nor their availability, contrary to many media reports and the propaganda efforts of Planned Parenthood and its associates. That may be the ignition for our need to respond, but the issue is We are looking for media-skilled volunteers to help us with several projects. If you have media skills in the following areas, or areas not listed, please prayerfully consider volunteering your time and talent to Pro-Life Action Ministries.

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istries is ‘religious enough’ to warrant religious freedom protection.” We have the deceptive voices of those attempting to force this mandate upon us testifying that we are seeking to deny contraceptives. There is nothing in the efforts to stop the HHS mandate that will or is intended to deprive women of contraceptives (as noble an effort as that may be.) The mandate has not yet been put into place and women in the United States today have unprecedented access to contraceptives, often freely available at taxpayer expense. Planned Parenthood has built a billion dollar business on dispensing contraceptives with our tax dollars while building their abortion empire. There is no need for this mandate to make contraceptives available for little to no cost for women. Our efforts are not an attack on the person of Mr. Obama, just the policies pertaining to this assault on our religious liberties. And this is not an attack on the healthcare law commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” It is indeed a response to the violation of our religious freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.
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Good Friday 2011, Planned Parenthood, St. Paul (Photo by Bob Conroy)

Throughout the years, Christians have experienced a powerful and moving commemoration of our Savior's death by attending the solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigils sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries. Plan now to set aside some time on Good Friday to commemorate Christ's redeeming act and to pray for the innocent children who are killed daily by abortion. We will carry a life-size cross, be led in prayer by local clergy of various denominations and meditate on the redemption won by Christ. Please come for as long or as little time as your schedule allows. Women’s Health Center 32 East First St. Duluth, Minn. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Planned Parenthood 675 Vandalia St. St. Paul, Minn.

applies to the new 40 Days for Life Twin Cites campaign at Planned Parenthood. God granted victory at HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital and the abortion unit there closed on December 9, 2011. Unfortunately, the new Planned Parenthood (PP) mega abortuary opened for business December 20, 2011, just in time for Christmas. This new PP facility is located in the 16th largest metro are in the United States, but it is the 3rd largest abortuary in the country (46,000 sq ft), killing pre-born infants up to the last minute allowed, that is, up to 21 weeks, 6 days. (At 22 weeks, Minnesota law requires, among other things, that abortions be committed in hospitals.) The location is different but the spirit and the abortion practice are the same. Our 40 Days for Life tactic at the new site is the same—prayer. We do not "wrestle" with the abortionist, the escorts, the valets, the security guards, the administrators or Sarah Stoesz, the director. We have and will interact with all of them, but our advantage will be prayer and the ability to stand in spiritual warfare. To this end, the emphasis for the new 40 Days for Life Twin Cities campaign

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) (from page 1) will also participate." By the time you receive this, the 40 Days for Life Twin Cities Lenten campaign will be over, but the battle has not ended. Pastors, leaders and laypersons are needed to continue to pray and sidewalk counsel not only in front of PP but at the four other surgical abortuaries in the Twin Cities. The lives of children and the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of women and men headed to the abortuaries are at stake. Just like at Regions Hospital, if we are not there, how will women and men, potential victims of the wake of abortion, hear and see the truth? The sad fact is they won't. But with pro-lifers standing in prayer and sidewalk counseling, this will eventually end. The abortuary closed at Regions and God will do the same at Planned Parenthood. It's the "same difference” with a different location but the same battle. See you on the street.
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has been focusing in on the personal participation of senior pastors to lead prayer from 3:00-3:30 p.m. daily. There has been an increase in interest of nonCatholic pastors and African American pastors to hit the street in prayer, fasting and reflection. The following quotes are from pastors who have participated in 40 Days for Life campaigns in their cities. The video is on the 40 Days for Life Twin Cities website: www.40daysforlife.com /twincities (on the "Get Involved" page). "As a leader, I think we need to champion the cause. I just want my church to be pro-life, period, and we are very strong in our stand. We don't want to be politically correct; we want to do what the Bible says and fight for life."—Rev. Schell Johanssen, Living Branch Church, Colonial, Texas "The shepherd should do what he asks the sheep to do and if he's not willing to do this, then how can he ask the sheep to follow along and be pro-life as well?"— Fr. Tommy Chin, Parochial Vicar, St. Methodius, Shriner, Texas Brian Gibson, Executive Director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, has stated, "When pastors participate, their church

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Pro-Life Action Ministries has a newly updated and highly secure online e-giving option that is now available for your convenience. Visit us at www.plam.org and look for the new “Donate Now” button in the lower left corner of our home page. When you click on this button you will enter a highly secure page where you may follow the easy prompts to complete your online profile.

by Michael Stenquist Development Director

We encourage you to join in with the following groups or start your own prayer time outside an abortion center. Many of these (not all) are Catholic Rosary groups, but we strongly encourage prayer groups from all other denominations as well. If you start going out and would like to have your group listed here, please contact Debra at (651) 771-1500, ext. 206. All Women's Health Center 431 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs Tuesday 11:30 a.m., (Rosary), St. Margaret Mary, Maggie (407) 629-8347 Thursday 9:30 a.m., (Rosary), St. Mary Magdalen, Larry (407) 453-4583

Regular Prayer Times Outside the Abortion Centers

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such as home or work e-mail or cell phone when possible. Please prayerfully consider creating your online profile today and using this new secure giving option for future donations. It is the most convenient, secure and cost-saving means available to donate to Pro-Life Action Ministries. Thank you and God bless. (from page 1)

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EPOC 609 Virginia Dr., Orlando Saturday 10:00 a.m., Resound Ministries, Larry and Leah Ramirez (407) 340-0204 Every third Saturday 9:00 a.m. St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Nita (407) 737-2907 Planned Parenthood 726 Tampa Ave. (SW corner of the Citrus Bowl), Orlando Wednesday 10:00 a.m., (Rosary), Blessed Trinity Catholic Church Mildred Hanson’s abortion center 710 E. 24th St., Minneapolis Two Saturdays a month 7:30 a.m., (Rosary), Bob (651) 464-1541

to the Texas Medical Board, resulting in eight of those abortionists facing Board discipline for numerous allegations, including the illegal dumping of private patient medical records, HIPAA violations, and violations of the Texas informed consent laws. Several WWH abortionists have previous disciplinary histories, including one who was responsible for a patient death. In February the Texas Medical Board disciplined two of these abortionists. Alan Molson and Robert Hanson both admitted before the Board to conduct that constituted violations of the standards of patient care. Each was fined $3,000 and ordered to take eight hours of continuing medical education in risk management.

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Planned Parenthood Corner of Vandalia St. and Charles Ave., St. Paul Thursday 5:00 p.m., (Rosary), Bob (651) 464-1541 Friday 3:00 p.m., (Rosary), Legion of Mary (651) 439-9098 3:30 p.m., (Rosary), led by St. John Vianney seminarians and University of St. Thomas students Two Saturdays a month 7:30 a.m., (Rosary), Bob (651) 464-1541 Robbinsdale abortion center 3819 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale Saturday 10:00 a.m., (Rosary), led by Rev. Thomas Dufner

Whole Woman’s Health 33 S. 5th St., Minneapolis Every second Saturday 8:30 a.m., (Rosary) Rev. James Adams (952)461-2403, ex. 2 Women’s Health Center 32 E. First St. Tuesday 10:00 a.m., (Rosary), Marie Opfahl (320) 384-6292 Planned Parenthood 451 E. Saint Germain St. Friday 6:00 p.m., (Rosary), Ronda (320) 230-3229

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As indicated by the photo on page 1, the abortion clients have to walk past the sidewalk counselors at Whole Woman’s. However, typically there is only one sidewalk counselor there (sometimes outnumbered by the pro-abortion escorts). If there were two more sidewalk counselors there each day, we would have a better opportunity to save lives because they would be able to walk down the block or stand at the parking lot nearby to meet up with the women before the escorts do. This would still leave one sidewalk counselor right at the doorway to speak with the women who are dropped off there. This abortion center is located on 5th St. between Hennepin and Nicollet, a few blocks from Target Field. Bus and light rail stops are within a block or we can give you advice on parking nearby. It is a very safe area during the day. Please call (651) 771-1500 if you can help out, even just occasionally. Thank you!

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My name is Llam; I am a 26-year-old single mom with two children. My oldest boy Llariel is 2½ and my new baby boy, Leonardo, is 3 months old. About a year ago I found out I was

So far this year, 34 babies have been documented saved through Pro-Life Action Ministries, including 5 at the Orlando PP and 3 at the St. Paul PP during the “40 Days for Life” campaigns at those locations! (As this newsletter went to press, “40 Days” was half over.) Here’s another recent story written by a young mother:

Some of the topics to be covered: Spiritual Foundations of Sidewalk Counseling • Purpose, Focus and Essence of Sidewalk Counseling • Legal Rights of Sidewalk Counselors • Basic Sidewalk Counseling Training • Advanced Sidewalk Counseling •Reaching the African-American Community • How to Train New Sidewalk Counselors • Recruiting Volunteers and Organizing a Local Sidewalk Counseling Program • Commanding the Sidewalks • Recruiting and Organizing Interdenominationally

Confirmed presenters: David Bereit • Rev. Walter Hoye • John Jakubczyk, Esq. • Edmund Miller • Fr. Frank Pavone • Joe Scheidler • Ann Scheidler • Eric Scheidler • Chris Slattery • Pro-Life Action Ministries staff: Debra Braun, Brian Gibson and Rev. Brian Walker

The second National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium, hosted by Pro-Life Action Ministries, will take place in Minneapolis July 19-21. Building on the successful symposium of last summer, this event is meant to promote and encourage sidewalk counseling across the country. This year, the symposium is open to any pro-lifer interested in sidewalk counseling. There will be inspiring general sessions as well as separate workshops for leaders and for beginners. We are extending the length of the symposium to allow more time for workshops and networking. This year the symposium will begin on Thursday evening, continue all day Friday, and conclude around noon on Saturday. You will be given information about the symposium site and accommodations when we receive your registration.

National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium — July 19-21

pregnant. Already with Llariel and having a lot of trouble with my baby's daddy, the pregnancy just seemed like it was making everything worse. My baby's daddy and I decided that an abortion was the right decision. I had everything set up for a day, and that day came! I already felt not proud of what I was going through. When I found the place, I saw people protesting against the abortion. By then I realized that this was the wrong thing to do!! I drove away, but something inside me wanted to go back and meet with some of the people in front of the abortion clinic. This is when I met

Babies Saved

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Allura (sidewalk counselor)! She became a wonderful person in my life; I call her my baby's Angel!! We talked, cried, talked and cried some more. I learned from her that pregnant women have help from different places. She gave me hope!

Note—Allura keeps in touch with Llam and they have even gone out together to the very abortion center (OWC) where Llam was going to have the abortion. But this time she went to try to talk to women and give them hope so they would walk away from abortion too!

I will be attending the National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium. Enclosed is my $25 symposium fee. (Or call 651-771-1500 with your credit card.)
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On December 27, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) released its latest Annual Report (2009-2010). The report indicates PPFA had a total budget of $1.04 billion and an excess of revenue over expenses of $18.5

(The following excerpts are taken from various stories from LifeNews.com)

PP’s Annual Report Recently Released

Amy Hagstrom Miller is the founder, president and CEO of the Whole Woman’s Health abortion chain, which recently bought the Midwest abortion center in Minneapolis. (See page 1.) Amy graduated from Macalaster College in St. Paul in 1989 (International Studies, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies). She was named Person of the Year in 2007 by the National Coalition of Abortion Providers. Two of the specialties Amy lists on her LinkedIn page are “making the world a better place” and “making a good living doing something I love.” On the Whole Woman’s website, she writes, “I founded Whole Woman's Health in 2003 with the mission to provide fabulous abortion care; which to me means excellent medicine for your body and mind, compassionate, supportive care for your mind and spirit. . . . We are in the identity examination, stigma reduction, self-esteem boosting business as well. . . . Abortion is a normal part of women's reproductive lives. . . .It is my life's work to end the stigma around abortion. . .” Please pray for Amy that she would allow God’s grace to break through her false ideology and that she would repent and be truly reconciled with Christ.

Amy Hagstrom Miller

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Minnesota Carol Ball, David Baram, Robin Kutil Bresette, Steven Brown, Peter D’Ascoli, Kathryn Eggleston, June Fahrmann, Hope Frisch, Melvin Frisch, Lynn Hagedorn, Marilee Hanson, Mildred Hanson, Rise Hatten, Liz Jordan, Beni Katz, Frederick Kravitz, Mary Mahoney, Miriam McCreary, Catherine McKegney, George Miks, Judith Ney, Donna Randall, Mark Tanz, Carrie Terrell, Kenneth Trofatter, Dirk Van Oppen

A hallmark of our ministry has been confronting the evil of abortion with the love of Christ. This approach has included publicly identifying who the abortionists (and pro-abortion leaders) are. The practice of placing the names of abortionists in this newsletter has a twofold purpose: to ask for your heartfelt prayers for the conversion of those listed and to inform you so that you are not patients of those committing abortions. The criteria for placing someone on the following list is that the individual is directly involved in committing abortions and that this can be reasonably verified. We have resoundingly condemned any sort of physical or psychological threats to anyone involved in abortion. Our desire is for the love of God to permeate the lives of those associated with abortion, that they will turn away from the harm they inflict and become followers of Christ as so many before them have done. Please pray for the following abortionists:

Listing Abortionists

L. Miller, James Pendergraft, Zvi Perper, Jose Raul Quintana, Todd Rasner, Joseph Sanchez, Randall Whitney

Other Mary Doyle (Iowa), Janice Lee (Hartford, Conn.), Susan Wicklund (Montana, formerly of the Twin Cities) Is Your Doctor Involved in Abortions? Does Your Doctor Prescribe Abortifacient Birth Control? Ask your own doctor if he/she does abortions or refers for them, or prescribes abortifacients such as the Pill, Ortho Evra (the “patch”), the “shot,” Nuva-Ring, the “morning-after pill,” implants, or the IUD. All these methods (and others) can cause very early abortions by changing the lining of the uterus so that if breakthrough ovulation occurs (which it sometimes does) and a new life is conceived, the young human being cannot attach to the uterine lining and therefore he or she dies. These methods can also be very dangerous, even deadly, to the woman. If you would like to go to a completely pro-life physician, we have a list of such doctors. Call (651) 7711500, ext. 202. For information about the safe, effective and morally acceptable methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP), contact our office, or One More Soul at: 1800-307-7685 or www.OMSoul.com. One More Soul has resources to help people understand how children are a great blessing from God, and how contraception is extremely harmful to women, and their marriages, and consequently to families, Church and society. ical abortions done at PP centers from 1970 through the end of 2009. The number of Planned Parenthood affiliates continued to decline from the 1977-78 all-time high of 191. At the close of the fiscal year in mid-2010, PP reports it had 88 affiliates, operating 840 facilities. STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood) research shows that by the end of January 2011, Planned Parenthood had 86 affiliates operating 785 centers.

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million. The new report also reveals 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars. PP committed 329,445 abortions in 2010 while it provided prenatal care to only 31,098 women and referred only 841 women to adoption agencies. Planned Parenthood’s own records now show 5,364,540 surgical and med-

All three branches of Pro-Life Action Ministries conducted prayer vigils at an abortion site to commemorate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 22). Because January 22 fell on a Sunday, the annual Jericho March and Candlelight Prayer Vigil in Duluth were done differently this year. An indoor pro-life rally was held at First Presbyterian Church in the afternoon with a candlelight prayer walk to the abortion center following the rally. Guest speaker was Rev. Denise Walker of Everlasting Light Ministries (www.everlastinglightminis tries.org). She shared her powerful story regarding past abortions and how God, Who is rich in mercy, brought her forgiveness and healing. About 70 people attended the event. Other pro-life ministries that participated in the rally were Lake Superior Life Care Center, Birthright, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), and Lutherans for Life. Four clergy of various denominations participated in the event with specific

Remembering the 54 Million Killed Since 1973
prayers related to the ministry needs of Duluth’s pro-life organizations. In Orlando, more than 150 Christians came to the Memorial Prayer Vigil January 21 at Planned Parenthood (PP) to mourn the loss of all the little baby boys and girls and to pray that this holocaust would soon come to an end in Orlando and the nation, said Michele Herzog, Orlando branch manager. Pastors from local churches led the Prayer Vigil which ended with a Jericho Procession around PP. “It was a true witness in front of Planned Parenthood, and as each pastor shared

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scripture and shared their hearts, many were touched and many left with a vigor to get involved more,” said Michele. Outside the new Planned Parenthood mega-abortion center in St. Paul, about 80 people prayed, carried signs and listened to post-abortive women from Silent No More share their testimonies. Local pastors also spoke and led the prayers.

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Daily and weekly sidewalk counseling, prayer, and picketing times are scheduled through your local ProLife Action Ministries office. More volunteers are always welcome and needed for these regular, ongoing activities. With your help, more lives could be saved! Training for sidewalk counseling is provided through periodic seminars (also available on DVD) or individual “on-site” instruction. (Also see page 4 for regular prayer times by other pro-life groups.) April 6 - Good Friday All-Day Solemn Prayer Vigil
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Planned Parenthood 675 Vandalia St., St. Paul (See page 3) (See page 5)

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April 6 - Good Friday Solemn Public Prayer Service Ongoing Weekly Activity
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Women’s Health Center 32 East First St., Duluth (See page 3)

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Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.—Witness and protest outside Planned Parenthood along Miller Trunk Highway

July 19-21 - National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium in Minneapolis

April 6 - Good Friday Hour of Prayer

Pro-Life Action Ministries is accepting applications for the position of Sidewalk Counseling Coordinator. Primary duties include recruiting, training, scheduling and equipping sidewalk counselors and prayer supporters at the five abortion centers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Must be willing to sidewalk counsel as needed and as time allows. Experience in sidewalk counseling or prayer support outside abortion centers is required. Also required are good communication skills, close attention to detail, the ability to work with more than 100 volunteers on a regular basis and the ability to work interdenominationally. Must be committed to the pro-life cause and belong to a Christian church. This is a full-time position with salary and benefits. This is a demanding job, but also very rewarding because you will be directly involved in saving lives from abortion. Send resume and references to Debra Braun at Pro-Life Action Ministries, 1163 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130 or debra.braun@plam.org.

Job Opening — Sidewalk Counseling Coordinator

10:00 - 11:00 a.m., All Women’s Health Center 431 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs (See page 3)

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