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Alexandria, Va. pulls “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers” after meeting stiff resistance 

by | Mar 7, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

We’ve written stories in the past about the “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers,”  a contradiction if ever there was one. Its origins go back to 1993 when an abortionist was killed. In 2020, we wrote about the uproar when the St. Paul city council  approved a resolution recognizing March 10 as Abortion Providers Appreciation Day.

As best I can tell, there was no advanced warning–pro-abortionists love to work in the dark—and it passed. Such would have been the case with the city of Alexandria, Virginia, I suspect, if pro-lifers were not tipped off that the “appreciation” would be on the Council’s March 8th agenda.

But we were—and correspondence flooded the offices of the City Council and Mayor Justin Williams. I’m just spit-balling this, but doubtless Williams and the Council were furious.

But Williams did respond. In an email obtained by the Daily Wire, Williams wrote, “This proclamation has now been pulled from the agenda on Tuesday at my request.” According to the Daily Wire

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin weighed in on the matter Friday to The Daily Wire, saying that he was “saddened and disappointed” that the proclamation had been considered.

“The far left liberals continue to dominate the Democrat party and remind everyone that they are completely out of touch with Virginia values,” the governor said.

Of course various Planned Parenthood affiliates raised the banner of death high. For example, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey said in a press release that it “thanks the abortion providers and staff who work every day to keep patients healthy and ensure that they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including safe and legal abortion.”

Kaitlyn Wojtowicz added, “Abortion providers are passionate, concerned, skilled people who believe in the health, well-being, and dignity of every patient.”

Except, of course, unborn babies. 

Before the proclamation was pulled, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington called on residents of Alexandria “to express their opposition to this proclamation,” and for everyone else in the diocese to “proclaim the Gospel of Life by word and example.”

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