Spurred by a lawsuit filed last week in Kanawha County and, apparently, this story from the Daily Mail, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Monday sent letters to West Virginia’s two abortion clinics, requesting details about regulations at the clinics.
Here’s Morrisey’s reasoning for involving his office in the matter:
As West Virginia’s chief legal officer, the Attorney General is charged with overseeing State legal policy and protecting the public interest. The answers the clinics provide will help the Attorney General and his staff — who serve as counsel to the State’s existing licensing and regulatory boards — better evaluate the need for regulation.
Click the link above for my blog about the letter, but check back on www.charlestondailymail.com later today for Dave’s full story, including an interview with a doctor from one of the clinics in question.
In other news…
- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called the House of Delegates into a special session, where members will elect a new Speaker of the House. It will begin at noon on Tuesday, June 18 in the House chambers.
- According to Politico, Sen. Joe Manchin is in West Virginia this week shooting a new television spot to rebut a National Rifle Association ad released last week.
- A Huntington lawyer is accused of soliciting clients from behind bars and filing frivolous lawsuits against the state Division of Corrections.
- State Sen. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants, and other conservatives are urging the state Board of Education to scrap its new Common Core Standards. The standards are meant unify education around the country, meaning kids in West Virginia will be required to hit the same goals as their peers all over the country. Boley and fellow opponents say the standards take control of education away from local school systems.