Abortion Clinic Back in City Spotlight

ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- The debate heats up tonight over where and how pro-life supporters should be able to protest outside Rockford's abortion clinic. The city's legal department is supporting an exclusive parking spot for an ultra sound van.

City Legal Director Patrick Hayes calls the issue a quote " Problem that must be solved." It appears the clinic's building owner and employees with the ultra sound van are battling it out for a parking spot however the problems go much deeper.

The council will wait another week to vote on a 6-month parking permit that will allow the van to set up shop on a street near the clinic. The city's legal department says the building's owner is arranging cars to block the ultra sound vehicle. Hayes says his staff supports the van because it complied with its former permit but Alderman Karen Elyea disagrees saying the vehicle is a nuisance and can be a bully to women entering the clinic.

The move must go through the traffic commission to officially approve the permit. Aldermen are expected to vote on the issue next Monday... The van typically comes on Fridays


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  • by also on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    Further more, you have NO right to dictate how people live their life. do you know what thats called? a dictatorship. you know what that is also known as? china, if you want to control people then get the hell outta the states because we don't want your babble here.
  • by back on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    yeah okay, now we got a prolife activist on our hands, cool. yeah. NOTHING is compairable to the fact our city, state is BROKE. dont try to push your crap on me, this is not a issue, and should be dismissed untill more important matters are agreed upon. human life at risk, pfft, go look at the slums of rockford, that is HUMAN LIFE AT RISK. at least people are decent enough to make the decision that they can not raise a child - because they are so god damn broke. there is nothing left here.
  • by to wow on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM
    Actually, this is a very important thing to go over. The towns infrastructure, though important, doesn't even compare to the matters of life being protected. This is a big deal. It is a life or death matter. And the outcome of this decision will make a huge impact. Its very discouraging to know how ignorant some people can be...
  • by wow on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    glad these guys have nothing else important to go over, ya know, as our towns infrastructure falls apart, glad they are fighting something!
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