Fairfax, VA zoning changes bring new restrictions to abortion facilities; support from the public still needed

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A recent vote by the Fairfax City Council approved new zoning regulations that would establish abortion facilities as medical care facilities rather than regular business offices, which is what they were considered before new regulations.

This change would prevent abortion facilities from setting up shop in residential areas and would place higher medical standards on abortion facilities, which must now work harder to establish their operations. In a statement by the Respect Life committee at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Springfield, the measures were praised as a boon to women’s health, since abortion facilities will now be held to higher business and medical standards before being allowed to interact with Fairfax women. However, the committee acknowledged that backlash from abortion advocates could endanger the strength of the new regulations, and called for pro-life residents to contact their elected officials.

The Respect Life committee recommends sending an e-mail or snail mail correspondence to the following officials:

Mayor:  Honorable Scott Silverthorne email: [email protected] Phone: 703-385-7850
City Council Members:
Honorable Michael J. DeMarco [email protected] Phone: 703-385-7850
Honorable Daniel F. Drummond [email protected]
Honorable Jeffrey C. Greenfield [email protected]
Honorable Steven C. Stombres [email protected]

St. Raymond’s provided the following letter for use:

Dear Honorable ___________,

Thank-you for sponsoring the changes to the zoning ordinance pertaining to clinics, hospitals, medical or dental offices and related uses. I believe these are prudent and common sense changes and allow the adjacent communities and the Fairfax City Council to weigh in on the impacts of a new medical center before opening up in their neighborhood as certain medical facilities can have a negative impact to the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

Thank-you once again!



Address, City, State, Zip

Snail mail can be addressed to the councilmen at:
Fairfax City Hall
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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