Women protest antiabortion bills in Virginia
Legislators walk through crowd before sessions
Hundreds of women locked arms and stood in silence outside the Virginia State Capitol on Monday to protest a wave of anti-abortion legislation coursing through the General Assembly. Capitol and state police officers, there to ensure order, estimated the crowd to be more than 1,000 people - mostly women. The crowd formed a human cordon through which legislators walked before Monday’s floor sessions of the Republican-controlled legislature.