Protestors line streets at the Virginia Capital to oppose anti-abortion legislation

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February 23, 2012

7:16 PM

Thousands of people gathered outside the Virginia capital Monday, Feb. 20 to protest the House of Delegates’s passage of two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Virginia. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported that the protestors locked arms in silence and filled the sidewalks and streets of the Capitol Square, with the protests concluding in a rally at the Capitol Bell Tower. The two bills being protested include a personhood bill that would define life beginning at conception and a bill that would require all women seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-vaginal ultrasound.

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Zach Hardy '15 is an English major from Richmond, Va. He was previously Chief Staff Writer, Online Editor and Associate Online Editor.