Pa. probing controversial abortion clinic in Phila.
By Marie McCullough
” Has abortion provider Steven Brigham opened a new clinic in Pennsylvania, even though the state has barred him from doing so, and even though abortion clinics are being scrutinized under a recently enacted state law?
His critics think so.
The new clinic, Integrity Family Health, is on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The state Department of Health did an initial inspection and issued a permit, called a registration, eight weeks ago, then added the facility to its online list of abortion clinics in the Keystone State. “
By Kim Mulford
” Zallie doesn’t want to debate whether or not abortion should be legal. But he does want the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association to acknowledge the potential emotional aftermath of the procedure. He wants women to know what feelings they might experience after an abortion and how they can get help.
He personally answers e-mails from visitors to the site, corresponding with women around the world who want to talk about their abortion experience. He shares their pain. He wants them to know they are not alone. He wants them to know this father cares.
“I can’t let this happen to somebody else,” said Zallie. “
By Tanya Barrientos
” In the polarized realm of abortion politics, Cherry Hill’s George J. Zallie has established an oasis just for grief and counseling. It’s in memory of his daughter.
The billboards are striking – a dark silhouette of a woman with haunting eyes focused on the boldface words beside her.
No judgment. Just support. Not pro-choice. Not pro-life. The Stacy Zallie Foundation.
The foundation is the force behind StacyZallie.org, a web site where women can find nonpolitical counseling after having had an abortion. And providing that help has become a mission for George J. Zallie of Cherry Hill, whose daughter Stacy killed herself in 2002 at age 21, about a year after secretly having an abortion. “
Shattered by daughter’s death, a father finds purpose
By the Courier-Post
” If it’s true hindsight is 20/20, then George J. Zallie’s vision never has been sharper. But his heart is in pieces.
Zallie’s daughter and youngest child, Stacy, took her own life in October 2002, almost a year after having an abortion she kept from her close-knit family.
Zallie is convinced the resulting emotional roller coaster led to her death, days before she was to be a bridesmaid in her older brother’s wedding.
“I knew it was a life event for her,” says Zallie, 53. “. . . It was the most serious issue in that brief life of hers. I know, in my heart, it took a toll on her emotionally and mentally, that she couldn’t recover from it. And it just breaks my heart that she didn’t open up.”
So Zallie put his shattered heart, his prominent name — he’s the second-generation owner of eight area ShopRites — and his financial clout behind a Web portal and foundation in his daughter’s name that provides post-abortion support and advice. “
Providing support after an abortion
By Aspen Baker
” The Guttmacher Institute, the nation’s premier research agency on reproductive and sexual health just released its report, “Abortion in Women’s Lives,” a detailed account of the circumstances and decisions leading to abortion. “