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The State of Washington does not exercise real oversight over abortion businesses. AUL submitted a public records request to the Department of Health under the Washington Public Records Act, Rev. Code Washington (ACRW) § 42.56 et seq., and the documents produced in response revealed that the state has only inspected one location, a Planned Parenthood clinic (on the basis that it is a “Medical Test Site License”) 3 times since 2010 (2011, 2013, 2015). The inspection at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho revealed lack of competence among staff and safety issues. There are other abortion facilities in the state, but these are not subject to inspection or oversight.

DATE RANGE: 2011–2015

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