LANSING (AP) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Monday to close two women’s clinics that provide abortions in Saginaw and the Lansing area.
Schuette’s office filed a complaint in Eaton County Circuit Court seeking to dissolve Health Care Clinic Inc. in Delta Township and Women’s Choice Clinic Inc. in Saginaw. The attorney general’s office says an investigation included evidence of improper medical records disposal at the clinics owned by Richard Remund.
Schuette said in a statement that he is asking state health officials to review evidence suggesting improper records disposal. Schuette also said at least half of procedures performed at the clinics were abortions, which if true would mean the clinics would face more stringent regulations.
His suit also asks that Remund be barred from opening similar clinics in the future.
“To ensure accountability and patient safety, Michigan law requires medical facilities to be incorporated with a licensed medical professional at the helm,” Schuette said. “Strict enforcement of the law ensures medical clinics cannot put profit ahead of responsible patient care.”
The Associated Press left a telephone message Monday for Remund. A person answering the phone at Health Care Clinic declined comment.
In October, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a state ban on a late-term abortion procedure already prohibited under federal law. Read more, here.
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