Central New York, Health

Local Pro-Life Activists Call Out Mayor Miner

NCC News Reporter, Kiona Dyches, tells us how local activists react to Syr Mayor Stephanie Miner's decision to stand with Planned Parenthood. (c) 2017 Kiona Dyches

By Kiona Dyches SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is being criticized just one day after she publicly shows support for Planned Parenthood.

On Monday evening, Miner joined the staff on Planned Parenthood on East Genesee Street as they took part in the national #PinkOut campaign.

The crew planted signs across the lawn that read, “I Stand with Planned Parenthood,” as a way to confront lawmakers about their proposed healthcare bill.

Kitty Spinelli, who is a local pro-life activist, doesn’t think we should mix politics with reproduction issues.

“I don’t think it’s right for political figures to stand with abortion providers,” she said.

She feels strongly about this because as a young woman she decided to get an abortion, and says that decision still haunts her decades later.

Contrary to what anti-Planned Parenthood believers think, Mayor Miner says she not only supports the organization as Mayor, but as a woman who used the services when she didn’t have access to healthcare as a college student.