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WHMC to end obstetrics services

Attorney General letter states they must provide abortion services

COLFAX - Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics (WHMC) Board of Commissioners held a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, voting to shutter their obstetric services at the hospital.

Dr. Peter Edminster told the Gazette on Monday, Mar. 4, that the board made the decision, that it was not on the meeting agenda for Feb. 21. Those present at the meeting were only aware it was an option once it was voted on.

According to Edminster those who are in opposition to the closure believe that the birthing unit is being closed is due to the hospital reportedly receiving a letter from the State Attorney General, wh...


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