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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:59 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Falls Church Healthcare Center has filed the first lawsuit challenging Virginia's new abortion clinic regulations, which require existing facilities to meet the same building standards as newly constructed hospitals.

The lawsuit filed this week in Arlington County Circuit Court claims there is no medical justification for requiring clinics to meet those standards, which cover such matters as hallway widths and closet sizes. It also says Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, an anti-abortion Republican, erroneously advised the board that it lacked legal authority to exempt existing clinics from the new-hospital construction standards.

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