WASHINGTON -- Staff training begins today as construction is completed on a new Planned Parenthood abortion center located between a Washington, DC elementary and middle school. The abortion facility shares an alley and is located between the two buildings of the Two Rivers Public Charter School. Planned Parenthood has not announced an official opening day.
Last December, the charter school sued pro-lifers who were protesting the construction, alleging that, in their efforts to stop construction of the new "flagship" abortion facility, they were harassing students. Larry Cirignano, represented by Liberty Counsel, has peacefully protested the building of the facility for more than a year.
The lawsuit is currently on hold in the trial and appellate courts and Cirignano is free to engage in advocacy against Planned Parenthood's latest abortion facility. Cirignano, the Virginia State Director at American Catholics for Religious Freedom, has seen a security guard and construction workers leave the job site when they were informed about the purpose of the building.
"It is shocking that a school entrusted with the care of young children would welcome and fight for a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to perform human genocide on babies," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. "School officials should be ashamed. If the school really cares about the welfare of children, it should join the protest against Planned Parenthood. Liberty Counsel is proud to defend our client, who seeks to save the lives of precious children, and will not be intimated and deterred in the exercise of his freedom of speech. Unfortunately, this abortion clinic will kill innocent children and destroy the lives of young girls who attend the nearby elementary and middle schools. Parents should remove their children from these schools," said Staver.