Bevin administration sues Lexington women's clinic, alleging unlicensed abortions

Published: Mar. 3, 2016 at 4:30 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2016 at 4:30 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - The Bevin administration has filed a lawsuit against a Lexington women's clinic, claiming "it has performed abortions without a license and a required emergency transfer agreement."

Eubanks & Marshall of Lexington, P.S.C. (EMW) is the clinic in question.

"Last month it was brought to our attention that EMW in Lexington is operating without a license," Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson said in a prepared statement. "Our inspectors visited the location and confirmed that EMW is unlicensed and does not have the required ambulance transfer agreement in place to protect women in the case of emergency. Furthermore, the inspector found the facility in an unsanitary condition. Regrettably, the location had not been inspected since 2006. There are laws in place to protect our citizens, and we will ensure the laws are upheld."

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The complaint says EMW "knowingly, intentionally, fraudulently, deceitfully, with unlawful design, willfully, and with deliberate misrepresentation, or by careless, negligent, or incautious disregard for Kentucky law, operated an abortion facility without an ambulance service transfer agreement."

Click here to view the full complaint, which was filed on Wednesday in Fayette Circuit Court.

In a lawsuit filed in February, the Bevin administration accused Planned Parenthood of performing unlicensed abortions at its new location in Louisville.

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