Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
By Sydney Albert
CELINA – City officials are looking into whether restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries and abortion providers could be implemented in the future.
City council president Jason King at a Monday night committee meeting reported he has received numerous questions from citizens on whether the city could restrict medical marijuana dispensaries. King also mentioned he has been contacted by several citizens asking if abortion providing facilities could be restricted within city limits. While Celina currently has no such facility, King felt the subject was worth exploring given comments by President Joe Biden.
King said the president had made a comment in January stating he was committed to ensuring abortion access in every zip code.
On Jan. 22, the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, a statement from the White House was released that read, “We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status.”
The statement goes on to say the administration was committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect its precedents.
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