A DC-area school district is following in the steps of a North Carolina school district and are cancelling school on Wednesday in anticipation of teachers striking for A Day Without A Woman. The strike is part of the continuing Women’s March movement, sponsored in large part by abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said the following in response to the decision.
“Alexandria City Public Schools has apologized for the ‘unforeseen burden’ it is now placing on parents who now have to seek last-minute childcare in one of the most expensive areas of the country to live in. Add this to the list of ways the Women’s March movement is empowering women, especially those who are barely making ends meet and now are forced to either take an unpaid day off of work because taxpayer-funded teachers are striking or shell out money for unexpected childcare. Additionally, many low-income children who rely on at least one, maybe two, meals a day at school are going to go hungry on Wednesday as their teachers strike for a meaningless agenda.
“Does Planned Parenthood, a main sponsor of the Women’s March, approve the closing of schools and putting unnecessary burdens on women, especially working mothers who rely on a regular school schedule? Are they okay with children from low-income families who will go hungry on Wednesday? Women’s empowerment shouldn’t rely on putting other women and children in precarious situations just to make a point.”