Monday, April 27, 2015

Abortion lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit filed against a Charleston-based health center that performs abortions was dismissed earlier this week by a Kanawha County circuit judge.
The Women’s Health Center of West Virginia and Dr. Rodney Lee Stephens were named in the 2013 lawsuit filed by the Family Policy Council of West Virginia following an abortion performed on a 26-year-old woman. The plaintiffs claimed the health center and the doctor were guilty of outrageous conduct and medical negligence.
Kanawha County Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit dismissed the lawsuit ruling the medical evidence did not match the claims.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced just days after the lawsuit was filed in June 2013 that there were major questions about the rules and regulations that govern clinics like the Women’s Health Center. Morrisey called for a review. His office has not commented on the dismissal of the lawsuit.