PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- A judge has ruled that a Detroit-area abortion clinic that Michigan says has been operating without a required state surgical facility license since last summer may remain open for at least two more weeks.
The Detroit Free Press reports Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris on Wednesday gave both sides more time to develop their cases.
The lawsuit announced last month by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) stems from a 2009 health department investigation that found WomanCare of Southfield was violating state fire code rules applying to freestanding surgical outpatient facilities. The clinic is located in Lathrup Village.
WomanCare lawyer Victor Norris says he wants to take the matter to trial, saying it's an attempt to hinder women who are trying to get an abortion.