EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSOnly One Of WV's Two Abortion Clinics Responds To Questionnaire
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 2, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 3, 2013 9:53 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said only one of the state's two legal abortion clinics responded to questionnaires he sent about their practices and policies.
The clinics had until close of business Monday to respond.
Women's Health Center of West Virginia sent a letter Tuesday, declining to answer questions because it is facing a lawsuit over an allegedly botched abortion.
The letter said the Charleston provider complies with all laws and regulations currently on the books.
Kanawha Surgicenter, also in Charleston, didn't respond to the inquiry.
Morrisey says he will continue investigating whether any regulatory changes are needed to ensure women are safe.
The Department of Health and Human Resources doesn't have a specific licensing category for abortion providers, so there is no state agency specifically tasked with inspecting them.
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