As Black History Month kicks off, LIFE.com presents a gallery of photos — many of which never ran in LIFE magazine — from a series of protests and sit-ins in Petersburg, Virginia, in May 1960.
(Howard Sochurek—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
How one Virginia woman is responding to her state legislators that voted in favor of VA’s forced ultrasound bill.
She posts this message on each one of their Facebook pages:
Hi Senator _____________! I just wanted to let you know, since you’re concerned with women’s health, that my period started today! Color looks good, flow not too heavy. Cramps are pretty manageable but don’t worry - I’ll make sure to let you know if that changes! Thanks again for caring so much about women and our bodies!
If legislators in your state or those representing you at the federal level have voted for anti-choice bills, this is a great way to *thank* them.