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Abortion Protesters Could Get Community Service

by Associated Press posted Apr 9 2012 6:01PM
 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The 30 abortion rights protesters arrested last month for refusing to leave the steps of the Virginia Capitol during a rally could get by with community service.
 
     Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch she offered to drop trespassing charges against the 17 women and 13 men if they perform community service with a "legitimate nonprofit" organization. She said she also would drop unlawful assembly charges against each, because it would be difficult to prove.
 
     The protesters were arrested March 3 during a rally against Republican-backed bills to require ultrasounds before abortions, among other anti-abortion measures. 
 
     McEachin said she had not heard from the protesters' attorneys.   
 
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04/09/2012 6:02PM
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