By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL)
Pro-life Virginians need to be aware that Planned Parenthood has set its deadly sights on expanding their awful activity in and around Virginia. During the summer of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion facility in the East End neighborhood of Richmond city, an area still populated by lower income residents.
This makes two Planned Parenthood locations doing abortions in the capital of the Commonwealth.
According to Paulette McElwain, the director of this new facility, they expect to be able to more than double the number of women they see. Since we all know that Planned Parenthood doesn’t actually provide any real medical care that means more babies killed and mothers harmed in the Richmond area.
Now this week comes news that Planned Parenthood of Washington, D.C. has plans to open a new abortion facility in the Northern Virginia region. During a webinar sponsored by radical pro-abortion state Sen. Jennifer Boysko and Congressman Don Beyer, the so-called “medical director” of the Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood headquarters described their goals to expand their abortion business in Fairfax County in the very near future.
Currently there are three active privately owned abortion facilities in Alexandria and Falls Church. Since 2010 other abortion facilities in Fairfax and Manassas have closed. So clearly Planned Parenthood sees a chance to make more money off the lives of troubled mothers and their precious babies. Residents of Fairfax, Prince William and Loudon County need to stay alert. These plans will need to be approved by county councils and the public needs to raise their voices.
Rest assured that as more details emerge VSHL will keep you informed.
Once more we see that elections have consequences. The new center in Richmond went through because there weren’t enough votes to stop it. This reminds us that every person in elected office matters. Please remember that this November when Virginia holds statewide elections to elect a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and House of Delegates.