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Women protest antiabortion bills in Virginia

Legislators walk through crowd before sessions

RICHMOND, Va. - Hundreds of women locked arms and stood in silence outside the Virginia State Capitol yesterday to protest a wave of antiabortion legislation coursing through the General Assembly.

Capitol and State Police officers estimated the crowd to be more than 1,000 people - mostly women. The crowd formed a human cordon through which legislators walked before yesterday’s floor sessions of the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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