Delaware House approves bill that calls for state inspections of clinics

    Despite concerns by many that the bill is too vague, the Delaware House yesterday passed legislation that would allow the state health department to inspect safety and sanitary conditions at clinics performing abortions and other procedures.

    House Bill 42 passed 27-12, the Wilmington News Journal reports, and while abortion clinics fall within the jurisdiction of the bill, the procedure is not mentioned by name.

    State health inspectors currently can’t inspect abortion clinics or others that perform invasive procedures, but the bill allows them to do so based on complaints from patients or their guardians.

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