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Kentucky files suit against Lexington women's clinic alleging unlicensed abortions, unsanitary conditions

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky has filed suit against a Lexington women's clinic, alleging that it performs abortions without a license and has unsanitary conditions, according to a news release from Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's office.

"The Governor's Office today announced that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services has filed a lawsuit against Eubanks & Marshall of Lexington, P.S.C. to prohibit it from operating a facility in which it has performed abortions without a license and a required emergency transfer agreement," the news release states.

"Last month, it was brought to our attention that EMW in Lexington is operating without a license," said Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson. "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."

It is the second women's clinic Kentucky has filed suit against this year. Last month, Kentucky filed suit against a Louisville Planned Parenthood facility for performing abortions without a valid license.

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