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Advocates took to the Capitol and planned a gathering Monday evening near the governor’s mansion for a candlelight vigil and a “Take Back the Right” event to give women opportunities to speak out on the ultrasound and personhood measures.

Seven other states require ultrasounds before women can have an abortion. And despite the outcry in Virginia, Alabama is advancing a bill that could force women to undergo the transvaginal ultrasounds that helped foment the controversy in Virginia.

A coalition of former lawmakers and activists also announced Monday the launch of Women’s Strike Force, a political action committee dedicated to raising money, recruiting and supporting candidates to defeat any legislator who supported the personhood or ultrasound measures.

The group includes former Rep. Leslie Byrne, the first woman elected to represent Virginia in Congress, and its co-chairmen are former Delegate Robin Abbott, Newport News Democrat, and former Delegate Katherine Waddell, Richmond independent.