URGENT NEWS: The city of Manassas is closer than ever to passing a law that virtually bans abortion providers within the city!
Last night, the Manassas City Council and Mayor Hal Parrish voted to move forward with a zoning ordinance that unfairly singles out women’s health centers for expensive zoning hurdles, and would make it all but impossible for them to relocate or open in the city.
We’ve seen this before. Almost two years ago, the Fairfax City Council passed an eerily similar proposal…and only a few months later, Virginia’s busiest women’s
health center closed its doors. We refuse to allow another women’s health center to become the victim of targeted zoning attacks.
Last night’s vote was nail-bitingly close, with three City Council members voting in support of the anti-choice measure and three councilmembers voting against. Faced with a split city council, Mayor Hal Parrish – who is currently running for Virginia State Senate – cast the tie-breaking vote in support of this dangerous attack on women’s health centers.
It was a devastating move…but we still have a chance to stop this from becoming law. Next Monday the Mayor and City Council are meeting again to take a final vote on the city’s zoning update, which includes this dangerous proposal.
Thank you for all you do!
PS: If you haven’t already, sign our petition telling Mayor Parrish and the Manassas City Council NOT to discriminate against women’s health centers!