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MN House Panel Approves Abortion Facility Licensing, Inspection

By NRL Staff
NRL News Today - March 14, 2017

State licensing of outpatient surgical centers would be applied to abortion industry

MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau

MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau

State licensing of abortion facilities was approved by the Minnesota House Government Operations and Elections Policy committee today. The measure is strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL).

H.F. 812 (S.F. 704), authored by Rep. Deb Kiel, R-Crookston, would require facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to be licensed by the state commissioner of health as outpatient surgical centers. The bill also authorizes the commissioner to perform inspections of abortion facilities as deemed necessary, with no prior notice required.

MCCL Legislative Director Andrea Rau testified that multiple violations of state regulations have been uncovered at licensed businesses. For example, recent state inspections found 28 violations at a nail salon and half its staff unlicensed. She also said that thousands of complaints are filed each year against licensed nursing homes.

Full article at NRL News Today

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