A California City Council will hear a resolution to make the city a “sanctuary for life”

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By: George William

At the next city council meeting on Aug 16. A new resolution will be put forth to the city council to be voted on.

The resolution was written and proposed by Councilman Steven Knoblock and seconded by San Clemente Mayor Gene James. James upon seeing the draft said, “It appears to me to be a document that could have been written by a Taliban tribunal, and I’ll say that as a conservative, pro-life Republican.”

He continues, “Mr. Knoblock was making medical statements that simply were not accurate. The fact is, California is a state where abortion is legal and there’s nothing the San Clemente City Council can do about that regardless of whether we are pro-life or pro-choice.”

Before the daft resolution was published officially it had made its way to the community reports the LA Times.

Andrea Schmidt, the public affairs project manager for Planned Parenthood in Orange and San Bernardino counties, is currently leading efforts to mobilize against the resolution.

As of Tuesday, 15 people “and counting” are scheduled to speak at the next council meeting, Schmidt said.

“Politically focused and scientifically inaccurate resolutions like this are extremely dangerous,” Schmidt said. “If this resolution does pass, it will send a message to San Clemente residents that their local government does not support their fundamental right to control their own body and access quality, affordable healthcare.”

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