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Future abortion clinic sparks protest downtown

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Future abortion clinic sparks protest downtown

Future abortion clinic sparks protest downtown

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) - The possibility of an abortion clinic opening downtown Macon, brought out dozens of protesters.

Michael warrick.

Our top story tonight at 6, the possibility of an abortion clinic opening downtown macon, brought out dozens of protestors.

Currently - the nearest clinic is in atlanta.

41nbc's tanya modersitzki shows us where the facility would be, and what people are saying.

The macon medical center behind me was once a place where you can go for urgent care -- is now at the center of controversy.

Dozens gathered to express their anger to try and stop it from becoming an abortion clinic.

"it's just a evil we don't want in our city."

Macon bibb planning and zoning commissioners gave the 'green light' to bring summit medical associates in to the old macon medical center.

Saint maximilian kolbe center for life director ann beall says she hopes protesting will appeal the city's decision.

"found out on tuesday th planning and zoning had agreed to let an abortion company open a facility here."

Summit own clinics in atlanta and detroit.

Their website indicates they provide family planning services -- including abortion.

They do abortions up to being six months pregnant.

"babies are viable at 2 weeks so that's killng a humanbeing" judy pallas and dee votary agree and say life is too precious.

"there are so many women tha want to be able to adopt but so many lives are just tossed away" "who knows if havent killed the person with the cure for cancer or alzehmerze you jsut dont know" reporting in macon -- tanya modersitzki 41nbc news.

> we reached out to macon- bibb planning and zoning for comment, but they have'nt gotten back to us.

We also tried to get a statement from summit medical associates, but they have not replied either.

There is no word yet on when the clinic

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