Virginia's Board of Health Passes New Abortion Clinic Regulations
After months of debate, Virginia's State Board of Health voted 13-2 on Friday to impose strict new building standards on abortion clinics across the Commonwealth. The regulations-- requiring existing clinics to meet the same standards as hospitals-- could force some of Virginia's 20 clinics to close. Some board members complained of intimidation by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in advance of the vote. We look at the legal and legislative wrangling behind the debate.