Women took to the streets outside the Virginia state capital on Monday

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More than a 1,000 people – most of whom were women – took to the streets outside the Virginia state capital on Monday – locked arm in arm and silently protested against anti-abortion legislation working it’s way through the state legislature. The bill that the women are protesting against would define a fertilized egg as a person, thus criminalizing most birth control and IVF for infertile couples – slash state aid to poor women – and require all women to have a state agent insert a probe into them before they can get a legal abortion.

That’s right – the same Republicans that rail against big government favor a government having the power to probe women. Despite the protests – the law is expected to pass the legislature this week and be signed into law by Republican Governor Bob McDonnell. Let’s hope this blatant Republican war on women comes with consequences at the polls in November.

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Virginia 'tabled' the personhood amendment today ... probably due to the bad publicity ... guess they'll try again next year.

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