RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Board of Health has given final approval to strict new regulations that abortion-rights supporters claim would force most of Virginia's 20 abortion clinics to close.
After Friday's 11-2 vote, some opponents of the regulations shouted "shame" and "blood on your hands" as they left the room.
Earlier, the board heard from about 30 people on both sides of the issue. The regulations would require new and existing clinics to meet strict new-hospital building standards.
Critics argued that the regulations are medically unnecessary and are intended to reduce access to abortions. Supporters countered that the regulations are intended to protect women's health.
The board already has given preliminary approval to the regulations, which took effect on an emergency basis on Jan. 1, 2012.
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State police is conducting a criminal investigation after a vehicle crashing into a residence on the Eastern Shore.
David Karl Becker, a Navy SEAL, was arrested on four charges related to stealing and selling government-owned firearms and ammunition.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
Norfolk Fire & Rescue officials said a train went off its track Dec. 5, 2013 in the area of East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads.
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.