Pro-Life activists seek law requiring abortion clinics be 2000 feet from a school

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Pro-life activists are continuing their efforts to see a Huntsville women's clinic shut down.

Earlier this month, a judge dismissed the group's lawsuit against the city over zoning for the clinic's new location on Sparkman Drive.

Now vocal anti-abortion activist Reverend James Henderson is reaching out to pro-life groups across the state to enact a change in state law.

"We see this as a continuous process. We will continue standing for life and doing what we can to close abortion clinics across the state," said Henderson

The North Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Rights recently moved to Sparkman Drive. The facility is across the street from the soon to be Academy for the Arts and Sciences.

In the latest effort to see the clinic shut down, Henderson wants state legislators to consider a law that would require clinics that perform abortions to be no closer than 2000 feet from a school.

He first hopes to reach a consensus among state pro-life groups, before reaching out to lawmakers.

"It's just not a good idea to have an abortion clinic with all that goes on, with all the free speech activities, the noise, the confusion, the boom boxes and the police cars with blue lights. All those things that are acceptable as free speech activity, it's just no what you want across the street from a school."

Pro-life advocates have already held protests outside the Sparkman Drive clinic. Their pro-choice counterparts have said in the past they had no plans to counter-protest at the new location.