Va. Judge Reverses Himself, Temporarily Reinstates Pro-Life Law

Last week, a Virginia judge unilaterally declared that the state’s law requiring that only a licensed physician can perform first-trimester abortions was unconstitutional. Now, in a shocking move, that same judge has rescinded his own ruling. Henry Hudson, a federal district judge, ruled last week that a 1975 law requiring a licensed physician be on site to perform a first-trimester abortion imposed an “undue burden” on the Supreme Court-invented right to obtain an abortion. The ruling would have allowed physician’s assistants, nurses, and potentially others to perform abortions on their own. (Hudson decided to preserve the requirement for a physician