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Go deeper: Why abortion rights groups are suing Virginia

Pro-life activists hold up signs in front of a pro-choice activist.
March for Life 2018. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Women's health care providers are suing the state of Virginia, The Hill reports, arguing that a number of state laws violate a 2016 Supreme Court decision on abortion.

The details: The group is backed by organizations like the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. State lawmakers argue that the state's provisions are in women's best interest, but the providers say the laws put up unnecessary hurdles for women to get abortions.