pro choice

creative commons

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have rallied at the Virginia Capitol against legislation in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly that would ease restrictions on abortion access.

Speakers urged the crowd Thursday to ask lawmakers to vote against the bills they argued would undo protections for pregnant women.

Measures that have passed the House and Senate would undo restrictions including a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, as well a requirement that women seeking an abortion undergo an ultrasound and counseling.