Morrisey addressed his letters to Stephens -- not the director of the Women's Health Center -- and Dr. Gorli Harish at the Kanawha SurgiCenter. The letters are identical apart from the headings.
He asks each clinic five questions, but three have multiple parts.
They include: how often the state or other entities inspect the clinic; if the clinic understands state abortion laws; whether the clinics have a "compliance plan" to outline ways to follow relevant laws; if the clinics have ties with the National Abortion Federation; and specifics about their abortion procedures.
There were eight questions about abortion procedures, the most on any topic.
The NAF is an independent association of abortion providers that offer training and services to members. President and CEO Vicki Saporta recently told the Daily Mail both Charleston clinics are members and the organization conducts inspections every three to five years.
Harish has told the Daily Mail the NAF inspected his facility five years ago. When contacted Monday, he said he was out of town and was not sure if his clinic had received Morrisey's letter.
"All he has to do (is) to check the state regulations. Being an attorney general, he should know those things," Harish said.
Harish, the only person performing abortions at his facility, said the clinic is a private practice that doesn't receive any public funding. He said he knows about and complies with state regulations concerning consent and gestation limits for performing abortions.
Harish said the letter didn't make him nervous because he's not doing anything wrong. He didn't think it was necessary.
"It's almost like asking ... regulating every physician's or dentist's office practice. I guess it's getting a special impetus because it's abortion," Harish said.
"I'm sure incidents happen in many medical practices or many dental practices. But it's only because of the abortion that he's putting more focus on it."
Harish, who previously told the Daily Mail he works two days a week at the center, said Monday he would be out of the area until early July. He said he would look at the letter when he returned.
Morrisey asked both clinics to respond by July 1. It's unclear if there's any obligation to respond or any ramifications if a clinic does not respond.
Women's Health Center Executive Director Sharon Lewis was not in the office Monday, according to someone who answered the phone at the clinic.
Both the center and Stephens have been asked to respond to Gravely's lawsuit, an official in the Kanawha Circuit Clerk's Office said Monday. Neither has done so.
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