This evening, SFLA staff members, Phil Yoo and Beth O’Malley, will join local Manassas residents and pro-life supporters at the Manassas city council meeting to stand up for our city against the abortion industry.
On January 23, 2014, the Manassas city met to consider an amendment to the zoning ordinances of Manassas. This proposed amendment would mandate that any new abortion facility opening in Manassas must have a Special Use Permit, which would in turn allow for public notice and comment. Unfortunately, the city council did not support the proposal. Instead, they opted to review the entire Zoning Ordinance. Such a review could take as long as 3 years to complete. Therefore, if an abortion provider chose to open a facility in Manassas in the coming years, the public would know nothing about it.
At the last council meeting, a number of pro-abortion individuals addressed the City Council and thanked them for their action on the proposal. These individuals represented Planned Parenthood of the Metropolitan Washington area and NARAL/Pro-Choice Virginia as well as private individuals who want Manassas citizens to keep their noses out of the “extremely safe, minimally invasive” procedure of abortion.
Here’s what you can do
Manassas City Council is holding city council public hearings tonight, February 24th at 7:30pm. We encourage you to join our team and fellow community pro-lifers. The address is 9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110. If you would like to speak, please arrive early to sign-up. If you sign-up, you will 3 minutes to present your case to the city council.
If you cannot attend, please show your support of the Special Use Permit (for abortion clinics) by contacting the Manassas city council members. Tell them that you support of abortion clinic zoning regulations and public notice. Email council member Marc Aveni, and thank him for courageously proposing this amendment.