The board voted 13-2 Friday to enact the regulations, including a hotly contested provision that requires Vir-ginia’s 20 existing abortion clinics to meet the same architectural standards as new hospitals. Several opponents chanted "shame" as they left the room.
In June, the board voted to exempt existing clinics from the tough building standards. Attorney General Ken Cuc-cinelli declared that the board overstepped its authority. He refused to certify the regulations, putting them back before the board for Friday’s reconsideration.