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  •  A Silent Protest (19+ / 0-)

    is scheduled for Monday the 20th.

    SPEAK LOUDLY WITH SILENCE for Virginia women>

    from the Facebook page:

    On Feb 20th at 11 am, we are we're putting out the call for 500 women (but men very welcome and wanted!) to line either side of the walkway between the general assembly building and the Capitol in SILENCE as our Senators and Representatives pass between the two buildings several times a day to work on passing these bills.

    The VA General Assembly is attempting to outlaw abortions, the morning after pill and most hormonal birth control. They want to make it mandatory for us report miscarriages within one hour to the police and be able to charge us with murder if we do choose to get an abortion once illegal. They want us to have to get and see ultrasounds before choosing to get an abortion as psychological blackmail. The only place that will offer this if a woman can't afford the ultrasound is a conservative crisis pregnancy center where they will then tell her how horrible she is. They want to stop federal funding to low income women with high risk pregnancies essentially forcing women carry even if the fetus would not make it through to labor. They want to change building codes in Virginia so that MOST places you can receive an abortion would be shut down. These are known as TRAP laws.

    This is a serious and dangerous session to women and we need to show them that we mean business by speaking loudly in silence for women's reproductive rights! We are not gonna take this anymore!

    The Capitol ground rules say that we can not assemble, hold signs, chant, yell or protest. We think silence in the face of this struggle and their unconstitutional rules is by far the strongest response to their terror on women.

    Please come out and stand up for our rights and for the rights of all women in VA to choose the best reproductive route for themselves.

    -------------------- IMPORTANT POINTS: -------------------------------------------------------------

    + Wear an armband of any color. Bring extras if you can!

    + Since there are no signs allowed on capitol grounds, write words on your clothing/armbands.

    + We embrace autonomous action and autonomous messages.

    + PLEASE SHARE this event and be sure to invite your friends. It is very helpful to send a message with the event as well.

    + The best/cheapest place to park is in Shockoe Bottom or the Jackson Ward area.

    + *This event has a moderate risk level. Though, we think it is riskier to Virginia's women NOT to do it.*

    + petition for HB1...https://secure.ppaction.org/...

    "No one earns $100 million. You steal $100 million." --Fran Lebowitz

    by SNFinVA on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 09:49:53 AM PST

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