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NOW Protestors "Gel the Gov" to Rally Against Ultrasound Bill

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A box full of surgical lubricant is on its way to Governor Bob McDonnell's office from protesters in Charlottesville.

Members of the National Organization for Women (NOW) rallied at the Free Speech Wall on the downtown mall Wednesday.  They say the new law requiring women get an ultrasound before having an abortion interferes with women's individual rights.

So, NOW sent off 864 packets of surgilube to McDonnell as part of the group's "Gel the Gov" project.

Kobby Hoffman, president of the Charlottesville Chapter of NOW, said, "It's the real stuff - wet and cold and expensive - to remind him that this is totally outrageous, to have this law for mandatory ultrasounds."

NOW members believe ultrasounds are not medically necessary and should be up to women and their doctors to decide whether to do one.  The mandatory ultrasound law goes into effect July 1.

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