A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women’s health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia.
The lawsuit is among legal challenges filed in at least a dozen states over what abortion-rights groups call Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers.
The trial is set to begin in federal court in Richmond Monday as a handful of states have recently passed tough new anti-abortion laws, including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Another law requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before it is performed.
The case will be decided by a judge, not a jury.