Activists on both sides of the abortion issue are rallying their troops for a Virginia Board of Health meeting next week.
The board will meet Sept. 14 for another vote on abortion clinic regulations. The board approved the regulations in June, but Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli refused to certify them. He said 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 that 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.