Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Judge Denies Virginia's Request to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Onerous Abortion Facility Regulations
The Washington Post: Challenge to Virginia abortion regulations moves forward, by Rachel Weiner & Antonio Olivio:
An Arlington County judge on Wednesday ruled that a lawsuit challenging new regulations of Virginia clinics that perform abortions can move forward.
The Falls Church Medical Center is seeking to overturn an April decision by the Virginia Board of Health that applies strict, hospital-style building codes to the clinics. Among other things, the rules mandate the width of hallways and doorways as well as the number of parking spaces. Some providers have said costly renovations needed to comply would put them out of business. . . .