SANTA CRUZ, California, January 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The City Council of Santa Cruz wants the city to be know as a pro-abortion center, passing a resolution earlier this week to join the Pro-Choice City Campaign, Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink reported yesterday.
In a 5-2 vote, the council adopted the “pro-choice” title Tuesday, aligning the once-Catholic city with a network of US cities dedicated to abortion activism under the banner of “reproductive health choices.”
Council member Ryan Coonerty, who supported the measure, said the council had to take a stand in response to the growing anti-abortion challenge in the country.
“I’d be happy if the council didn’t have to take these positions,” he said. “But the right to choose is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, and it’s a politicized issue.”
The resolution was proposed by Santa Cruz mayor Emily Reilly and council members Mike Rotkin and Cynthia Mathews, who founded the local branch of Planned Parenthood, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.
What a shame for a city named after the Holy Cross to declare itself this way. Though I doubt if its new affiliation will make its way into tourism literature. Maybe they can add a scalpel and a vacuum aspirator to the city’s seal.