Falls Church Med. Ctr. v. Oliver

Virginia regulations may present unconstitutional obstacles to the provision of abortion services. Five healthcare providers sufficiently alleged facts to support their several legal requirements unduly burden patients’ right to seek abortions. The challenges surviving dismissal related to classification of facilities as “hospitals,” required compliance with hospital licensing regulations, a “physician-only” requirement, and mandatory ultrasounds followed by mandatory 24-hour waiting periods.

Motion to dismiss denied in part and granted in part.

Falls Church Med. Ctr. v. Oliver, No. 3:18cv428, Sept. 26, 2018. EDVA at Richmond (Hudson).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

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