On Thursday a Committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen heard Board Bill 203, a proposed ordinance designed to make St. Louis an abortion “sanctuary” city. If passed, the proposed ordinance would allow the City of St. Louis to levy fines of up to $500 and imprisonment of up to 90 days when employers, including religious employers, do not cover abortion in their insurance plans, decline to hire individuals who publicly advocate for abortion, or refuse to rent office space to the abortion industry.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis testified in opposition to the ordinance. Last week, St. Louis Archbishop Carlson issued a strongly worded statement condemning this ordinance. In this statement, Archbishop said that this ordinance would make St. Louis citizens: “Unwilling participants in the abortion business.” Read this St. Louis Review article for more.