Gravely v. Stephens

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Description:  A woman represented by attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Policy Council of West Virginia filed suit against Women’s Health Center of West Virginia and its abortionist, Rodney Lee Stephens, of Charleston. The woman, Itai Gravely, claims Stephens forced her to proceed with an abortion against her will and then left her baby’s head in her womb.

WV abortionist happy to obey laws that don’t appear to exist

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Jeremiah Dys, president of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, regarding a response West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey received from Women’s Health Center of West Virginia, which Dys and Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have sued in Gravely v. Stephens:

“We are grateful that the attorney general continues to be concerned about the safety of women, which is clearly more important than abortionists’ bottom-line profits. It is shocking to see that Women’s Health Center of West Virginia believes that what it did to Itai Gravely could possibly be called ‘quality medical care services’ in light of the serious allegations against it. Whatever ‘regulations’ it thinks are ‘currently on the books’--and we believe there are none--Dr. Stephens and Women’s Health Center of West Virginia exposed Itai to extraordinary suffering and placed her life in danger. We continue to urge the governor to end his silence on this issue and join with the attorney general in leading this state’s implementation of sensible abortion regulations.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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Previous news releases:

  • 2013-06-17: WV attorney general speaks out on abortion abuses
  • 2013-06-10: WV abortionist forced, botched abortion

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