Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

October 9, 2013

Va. judge: Abortion clinics lawsuit can go ahead

ARLINGTON, Va. — A judge is allowing a lawsuit filed by a Falls Church abortion clinic over new, stricter regulations to go forward.

The Virginia Board of Health, supported by Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, on Wednesday asked the judge to toss out the lawsuit filed earlier this year by the Falls Church Healthcare Center. But the judge said that he wants the lawsuit to get a full hearing so that appellate courts can ultimately decide the matter.

The lawsuit challenges new regulations that subject abortion clinics to many of the same standards imposed on hospitals.

The clinic’s lawyers say there is no medical justification for the new rules, which among other things, regulate hallway widths.

 

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