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Cuccinelli Sends Abortion Regulations On To Governor

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Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has certified amended abortion clinic regulations that were approved earlier this month. 

Cuccinelli's office notified state health officials this week that the state Board of Health acted within its authority and that the proposed regulations are constitutional and do not conflict with existing laws or regulations, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier this year the board backed rules that exempted the state's 20 existing clinics that perform abortions from the new regulations, which include new strict building standards. 

After a warning from Cuccinelli that they were out of line, the board backtracked and voted Sept. 14 to include all facilities in the stricter regulations. 

If Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) approves the regulations, they'll be posted for public comment for 60 days before being sent to the Board of Health for final consideration.

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