Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2016

Gov Matt Bevin, Kentucky, take aim at abortion clinic with ‘filthy conditions’ in new lawsuit

A Kentucky abortion facility accused of performing illegal abortions in “filthy conditions” will not perform abortions until the governor’s lawsuit against the office is resolved, its lawyer announced.

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Gov. Matt Bevin filed a lawsuit against EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington after state inspectors had found the abortion facility operating without a license, using “filthy” equipment and outdated medicine nearly two decades past its expiration date, and potentially facilitating the spread of disease between patients.

Despite sounding like the “House of Horrors” run by Kermit Gosnell, the abortion facility’s attorney, Scott White, talked with local media, “We’re taking a timeout” from performing abortions until a judge has given an initial ruling on the case.

The lawsuit added that the abortion center’s lack of an agreement with an ambulance service “does not comply with Kentucky law and jeopardizes the safety and lives.”

Its inspection was the first in 10 years for the Lexington office.

The state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which inspected the facility, sent a “cease and desist” letter to Dr. Ernest Marshall – the “M” in “EMW” – demanding compliance by March 7.

The letter noted it could impose a $10,000-a-day fine on any medical facility violating its rule.

White said the facility agreed only to a two-day pause, rescheduling appointments for next week, stressing that, by doing so, EMW’s abortionists had “not conceded that the medical services provided at the clinic in Lexington are improper in any way.”

The lawsuit is the second against abortion facilities in the Republican governor’s short tenure in office.

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  1. Judge Ernesto Scorsone rules against Gov Matt Bevin, Kentucky lawsuit to close ‘filthy’ abortion clinic - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] facility that state inspectors described as “filthy” is “against the public interest.” The lawsuit came from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office after the state Cabinet for Health and Family Service (CHFS) inspection at EMW Women’s Clinic […]

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