The Group Apostles for Life is returning for their 12th year of prayer and protest in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street and after vote number two in the City Council, they have approval for a permit to use three parking spots in addition to the median… Mayor Calnon says without the permit, the group, even just for prayer, would be in violation of city ordinance…
John Middleton has been working with the pro life activist group and spoke to the city council on Thursday evening..
Two weeks ago, the council voted against issuing a permit to Apostles for Life citing separation of church and state among other issues.. and since then, Mayor Calnon wrote a letter to the council asking them to reconsider and that was followed by an editorial which appeared in the Press Republican suggesting that they had made a bad decision which precipitated more discussion as to the merit’s of their decision at last week’s work session.. Following Thursday evening’s City Council Meeting, we asked Mayor Calnon about his letter..
Prior to the vote, Councilor Paul O’Connell was re-assured that the group’s prayer service would not interfere with the Planned Parenthood Driveway and that the location would be quardened off to easily identify where the Apostles For Life Group are permitted to protest..