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Abortion supporters got what they demanded in Ohio city

Abortion supporters got what they demanded in Ohio city


Abortion supporters got what they demanded in Ohio city

An Ohio city’s symbolic pro-life ordinance, which angered abortion supporters who organized to stop it, has been reversed in a lopsided vote by city council members.

The city council of Mason, Ohio, voted in October to establish a “Sanctuary City” policy for the city of 33,300, declaring that abortion was not welcomed there.

That ordinance passed narrowly, 4-3, and then came municipal elections just weeks later.

Two city council members who voted for the ordinance lost re-election, The Associated Press reported.

Laura Strietmann of Greater Cincinnati Right to Life says the “Sanctuary City” vote was repealed last week in a 6-1 vote.

Strietmann, Laura (Greater Cincinnati RTL) Strietmann

“It is now,” she tells AFN, “not a sanctuary city for the unborn.”

The volatile issue proved to be a heated one in Mason, where abortion supporters launched a petition drive to put the issue before voters. Before the 6-1 vote, city leaders listened to emotional appeals for and against abortion during a public comment period.

Regarding the heated debate, Streitmann says what her struck her was abortion supporters who shared their abortion “horror stories” and justified taking a life.

“And just to witness pro-aborts, who are post-abortive,” she says, “spending the rest of their life justifying the death of their own unborn child.”