January-February 2020 – Multiple pro-life laws in Virginia were upheld while two others were struck down by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson on September 30. Upheld was a law requiring women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion. Additionally, a waiting period must occur between the ultrasound and the abortion if the woman still chooses to kill her baby.
Two separate laws facing the same scrutiny as the above were overturned in the same ruling. These two laws would have required, first, all abortions in the second trimester to occur in licensed, outpatient hospitals; and second, abortion clinics offering first trimester abortions to comply with identical standards as general hospitals.