Arlington, Va., Mar 4, 2022 / 17:00 pm
Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington spoke out against a proposed proclamation that would establish March 10 as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” in the diocese’s second-largest city.
The Alexandria City Council is set to consider a proclamation on March 8 which would recognize March 10, 2022 as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day,” which would “celebrate the courage, compassion, and the high-quality care that abortion providers and clinic staff provide.”
The Diocese of Arlington includes 21 counties and seven independent cities in Northern Virginia, including Alexandria.
Burbidge 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.”