The City and the abortion clinic: past, present and future
So a certain councilman in the City of Manassas has decided to take on the City Council, single-handedly, and regulate Amethyst Health Center. By whose authority? Mr. Aveni, do you know that abortion is a legal procedure in all 50 states in the United States? Why are you trying to bankrupt the very city that you live in? Manassas should not become a lawsuit magnet.
The owner of the Amethyst Health Center will close the clinic when she is ready to close it, or, she will sell it. You cannot not stand in her way or alter her course. She will topple you like a house of cards while she smiles. The City of Manassas will be sued unless you all regulate all the other outpatient facilities the same way. That would include your plastic surgeons, your gastroenterologists, your oral surgeons, your urologists, and any other medical practice that performs surgery.
Just out of curiosity, why do you people think you are in the position to evaluate what happens between an individual and his or her doctor? Let’s move it past the subject of abortion. Aren’t people entitled to just a little bit of privacy? Don’t people trust their doctors to adhere to best practice? I wouldn’t go to a doctor who didn’t.
Let’s be honest. It’s all political. Mr. Aveni, did you empty out your church to mob the City Council meeting after your resolution failed? Your religious beliefs are not and should not be part of public policy. The believers should practice their faith and leave everyone else alone. You are wasting everyone else’s time and money. Stick to making sure your own house is in order.
This is all a knee-jerk reaction to a situation that has been the status quo for 25 years. Now we hear a Henny-Penny Sky is Falling hysteria over a new abortion clinic coming to town in the next 4 weeks. How absurd! That is simply rumor and hysteria. I also heard you all were getting a nuclear plant. Anyone worried about that? I would be. I bet that’s a rumor also. Why would there be two abortion providers in the same city? There is no new abortion clinic coming to town.
The good people of the City of Manassas need to demand that this nonsense stop so their elected officials can get back to work on the governance of all things City. Right now, you folks are mired down in someone else’s religious beliefs. Time to move on.
One more thing–many folks agree with me but aren’t nearly as outspoken. Think about that at election time. Extreme anti abortion politics really aren’t going to win local elections. You might just have to find that out for yourself though. Don’t you think if most people wanted to get rid of an abortion clinic, it would have happened by now?