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Virginia Board Of Health To Vote On New Abortion Clinic Rules

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Activists on both sides of the abortion issue are rallying their troops for today's meeting of the Virginia Board of Health as that board prepares to take another vote on the contentious issue of abortion clinic regulations, according to the Associated Press.

The board approved the regulations in June, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli refused to certify them, charging the board overstepped its authority when it stripped a provision requiring all clinics to meet the same strict architectural standards as newly constructed hospitals.

Abortion rights supporters who cheered the revision are vowing to pack the meeting room again to encourage the board to reject Cuccinelli's position. They argue the tough building standards would force most of Virginia's 20 abortion clinics to close. The conservative Family Foundation of Virginia is also encouraging abortion opponents to attend the meeting in Richmond.

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