Va. Can't Shake Abortion Clinic's Challenge To Health Laws

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A Virginia judge on Wednesday refused to let state health regulators dodge a lawsuit challenging medical facility regulations that allegedly single out clinics providing abortions for disparate treatment and contravene the intent of the state legislature.

The Falls Church Medical Center, which says it provides gynecological and prenatal services in addition to abortions, lodged its suit in June, claiming the state Board of Health broke administrative procedure laws by subjecting the facilities of first-trimester abortion providers to building codes and sanitation standards that are stricter than...
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