The Life Center in Babylon, New York, faces forced closure for not having an adequate amount of parking spaces.. Local zoning requires businesses to have adequate parking based on property size, type of business and other factors. Life Center believes their parking is adequate and requested a zoning variance, which was denied. Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone indicated that variances are rarely approved, yet Life Center cited other businesses that have received variances.
Lorraine Gariboldi, executive director Life Center noted "It's simply discrimination because of the kind of work we do." Life Center provides abortion alternatives to pregnant women.
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