Morrisey's deadline passed for abortion clinics to answer questionnaires

Local - 7/2/2013 9:23 AM by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The deadline passed for the state's two legal abortion clinic to answer questionnaires from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The clinics had until the end of the day Monday to respond.  Morrisey's office would not immediately comment whether or not they complied.  

The DHHR doesn't have a specific licensing category for abortion providers, so no state agency was in charge of inspecting them.  Morrisey said he's investigating whether any regulatory changes are needed.  He wanted to know how often the Women's Health Center of West Virginia and Kanawha Surgicenter are inspected, how the staff ensured they're following the best practices, and how they're affiliated with the National Abortion Federation.  

Two civil liberties groups are concerned about the inquiry.

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