View Full Version : St. Louis Passes Bill to Become Abortion Sanctuary City

02-14-2017, 04:53 PM
The city of St. Louis added abortion protections to its non-discrimination ordinance, a move religious organizations claim could violate their religious liberty.

On Friday, the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen voted 17-10 to add abortion and contraceptive use to existing non-discrimination laws that are generally used to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. Board Bill 203 bans employers or housing providers from turning down prospective employees or tenants because they are pregnant, are having or had an abortion, or use contraception.

Alderwoman Megan Green, the bill's sponsor, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the bill is necessary to prevent employers from firing workers for having an abortion.

"Employers can have their own beliefs," Green said. "But they shouldn’t be able to impose those beliefs on people or fire someone because of those beliefs


02-14-2017, 07:06 PM
Is this basically a strawman ordinance? I've not heard of employers caring at all about such things. Or is this a backdoor attack on Catholic charities and churches, who theoretically might (the LCMS, based in St. Louis, is also officially Pro-Life).

02-14-2017, 07:20 PM
Meanwhile if you survive abortion Chicago becomes sanctuary city for legal murder.

02-15-2017, 09:55 AM
Ann Arbor has a law that states abortion will still be legal within their city limits even if the US and Michigan make illegal. I don't know how valid it would be in those circumstances, except that the AA police would not investigate abortion as a crime.