High court backs pro-life clinic when city council won't

Monday, July 9, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

waiting roomIt took a U.S. Supreme Court decision to upend a politically correct decision in Hartford, Connecticut.

Abortion proponents in Hartford turned to political allies on the city council after a pro-life pregnancy center was blessed with a new facility. Leticia Velasquez heads the pro-life Hartford Women's Center, which made the move in May of last year.

"We opened a facility in the same condominium complex, which our door is about 20 feet away from the abortion clinic door with obviously the intention of intercepting women who are abortion-minded that might want to reconsider life for their child and need support," Velasquez tells OneNewsNow.

But NARAL, the abortion-touting organization, and its allies were a bit upset about the move and approached Hartford City Council about passing an ordinance forcing the pro-life clinic to post qualifications of its medical personnel and signs that would steer women to the nearby abortuary. The council then did its duty and held a public hearing.

"The hearing, which started at 6:00 on November 22nd, the doctor involved in our center, our medical director and chairman of the board didn't speak until 10:30, and by then, there were like two board members left, two Hartford city members left," the pro-lifer chuckles.

The city council subsequently passed the ordinance, but the pro-life center continued to help women choose life unrestricted because the Supreme Court in previously dealing with a California lawsuit ruled it was unconstitutional forced speech levied against pregnancy centers.

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