No state or local health agency routinely inspected the Muskegon abortion clinic that city officials closed Dec. 26 because of alleged unsanitary conditions.
No regulations allowed for such inspections, because Women’s Medical Services, 863 E. Apple Ave., did not meet state criteria for being licensed and inspected, according to a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
In March 2012, Right to Life of Michigan released a report explaining this problem and the need for all abortion clinics to be licensed and regulated. H.B. 5711 will now require abortion clinics in Michigan to be regularly inspected.