Memorial crosses placed in the public area outside Bakersfield’s FPA abortion chamber were confiscated by a Bakersfield code enforcement officer last Wednesday, while the code enforcement office continues to allow memorial crosses to remain in other public areas.
Code Enforcement Officer Dave Paquette stated that memorial crosses are allowed in public areas, but only for short amounts of time. Memorials are specifically exempted from the City sign ordinance under Chapter 17.60.080.
The crosses which memorialize the specific babies killed each week in Bakersfield are taken down every week, and are much smaller than the other crosses in the Bakersfield area which have been allowed to remain in the public area for months after the deaths occurred. In addition, the crosses outside the abortion center have always been attended while memorial crosses in other parts of town are usually unattended.
Please join us at the Bakersfield City Council meeting on Wednesday October 7 at 5 to let the Council know that you stand with us as we seek to keep posting crosses outside the abortion center.
Compare photos of local memorial crosses (ours and others)…