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Schuette files lawsuit to shut down abortion clinic

Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to shut down an abortion clinic in Detroit.

Schuette’s office says this is the third time the anti-abortion Republican has used this particular law to shut down an abortion provider – in this case, the Summit Women’s Center in Detroit.

Andrea Bitely is Schuette’s press secretary.

She says the law requires a licensed doctor to be in charge of a facility that offers abortions, and that Summit Women’s Center didn’t do that.

“A non-physician is licensed as the owner and operator of a medical facility that provides abortion services.”

Bitely says the clinic does employ medical professionals to provide direct services to patients.

The Summit Women’s Center had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

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