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Chattahoochee Valley United for Life calls for investigation into Columbus facility

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - A local Right to Life group is calling for an investigation at a Columbus women's health facility that performs abortions. The group says they have evidence of unsatisfactory conditions at the clinic.

"Women are not being cared for like they need to be cared for," said Theresa Spenney .

It's a major concern for the members of the organization, Chattahoochee Valley United for Life. They gathered in front of the Columbus Women's Health Organization Wednesday morning to call for more oversight and an inspection of the facility. Representatives say they have reached out to the Department of Public Health, Department of Community Health and state legislators with their concerns.

"We want to make sure that they're following the laws and protecting the women that go in there so that's all we want," said Spenney.

The group has a list of concerns like, "Are safety precautions and protocols being followed? Are the conditions inside up to code?" These questions come after they say they did their own investigation of the facility. The group also claims they receive frequent reports from women who are not satisfied with the care the received. Sound Choices, a free pregnancy clinic, was also represented at the news conference. They say they want to make sure clinics across the state comply with safety regulations.

"We try to have high standards in the way that we run our own medical clinic and we care about the women that we serve. So whenever they're in need we want to be sure the women of Columbus are in a safe environment if they're receiving surgical services," said Jennifer Lamb with Sound Choices.

We reached out to the Columbus Women's Health Clinic for comment but did not hear back from them. Their website says their physicians are licensed medical doctors with specialized expertise in abortion medicine and that they comply with state regulations and local medical standards.

Naomi Keitt

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