Fresno, California Mayor Jerry Dyer has vetoed a $1 million grant to the nation’s biggest abortion business.
The Fresno City Council voted 5-1 to pass a resolution earlier this month that would send taxpayer funds to the biggest abortion company in America, that kills over 330,000 babies in abortions every year. The Council made no recommendation to give a similar amount of money to a pregnancy center that actually helps pregnant women.
Dyer said he wanted a legitimate medical organization to receive the funds instead.
“I remain hopeful that the Council will reconsider accepting funds on behalf of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, and instead work to see that a health-related agency is identified as the local administrator of state funds,” he explained.
Now, the city council is threatening to override the mayor.
In response to Dyer’s veto, Councilman Miguel Arias said on Twitter Friday that he filed an override veto bill with the city clerk.
The council is scheduled to consider overriding the veto at its next meeting this coming Thursday, at Arias’ request. The council needs five votes to override the veto.
Any hope from Dyer for his veto to stick would require one of the five supporters of the resolution to flip: Arias, Esmeralda Soria, Nelson Esparza, Tyler Maxwell or Luis Chavez. All five spoke in support of Planned Parenthood receiving the funds at the last council meeting.
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