WV Reviews Abortion Regulation

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he plans to review abortion regulation in the state to determine whether any changes are needed.

Morrisey sent letters on Monday to the Women's Health Center of West Virginia and Kanawha Surgicenter asking them to provide information on how often they are inspected, their understanding of state abortion laws and regulations and related matters.

Morrisey also asks the Charleston clinics to provide information about elective abortion procedures that they perform.

He says in a news release that a recent lawsuit filed against Women's Health Center of West Virginia raises questions about the state's oversight of abortion clinics.

The lawsuit claims a doctor left a fetus' head inside a woman's uterus.

The clinic didn't immediately respond to questions Monday.