CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants to find out how abortion-providing clinics in West Virginia are regulated. The first-term AG sent letters to a pair of clinics Monday.

Recent events raise significant questions about how abortion clinics are regulated in the Mountain State,” Morrisey said in a prepared released.

He cited a lawsuit filed last week by the Family Policy Council of West Virginia against the Women’s Health Center in Charleston and a doctor there. The lawsuit alleges medical malpractice.

“Regardless of one’s position on abortion, the State needs to evaluate the fact it does not regulate or license clinics,” Morrisey tweeted Monday.

He said the state regulates professions from doctors to cosmetologists but not abortion clinics.

Morrisey’s letters ask a series of questions of the clinics concerning their regulations and the elective abortion procedures. He wants answers by July 1.

We look forward to the clinics’ cooperation and assistance in this important endeavor,” Morrisey said.

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  • Debra

    This is nothing more than grandstanding and checking off the little box on the list of political questions for the next election. Roe is the law of the land and the WV Supreme Court affirms and enhances it be allowing public funding for abortion.

  • RHytonen

    ROE is the law of the land, and for a number of reasons - not the least of which is, America is not a theocracy.

    Medical practice and practitioners ARE regulated, regardless of name or speciality.

    This is nothing but REPUBLICAN Morrisey grandstanding for the CUCKOO base the GOP still deludes itself has any numbers.

    A fascist partisan witch hunt does not speak well for an AG, who is uniquely supposed not only to know the law, but has presumably taken an oath to uphold and enforce it and the constitution.

    • wvtd

      written like a far left liberal loon. how is Obama working out for you Harvey? fall in line with the rest of the liberal lemmings, the sea is to east.

  • Rick Cole

    I am sure this newly elected Republican import AG will now want to "regulate" this option out of business. They will be over regulated like other states that make clinics abide by hospital rules, etc. Anything to stop a persons right to choose.

    • Slim

      Wow, I can't believe you typed that.

    • NorthernWVman

      Really did you even think to reread your comment? "Make clinics abide by hospital rules, etc." Isn't this a medical procedure. To one it may be an "option" to others it is simply legalized murder because you do not wish to take responsibility.

  • Brian

    Plan B should be the end of abortion on demand in the US. If a woman misses two chances to take responsibility and prevent unwanted pregnancies, why should she have the right to kill her baby as a third option? You have the opportunity to choose abstinence or any number of contraceptive options in advance. You now have an over the counter option that can be taken the next day if you slip up. Abortion on demand should not be an option to those who are too irresponsible to take action on the first two opportunities.

  • NorthernWVman

    How can something that is that is so hazardous to the health of both the mother and the unborn baby not be regulated or licensed??