Texas City May Be Fifteenth in State to Outlaw Abortion
There may be another Texas town that will outlaw abortion. Pending the decisions of the mayor and city council, Lubbock would become the 15th and largest Texas city to do this.
According to the Daily Wire, “[S]everal state lawmakers and local activists have been pushing the city to adopt an ordinance essentially banning abortion as the abortion provider Planned Parenthood moves forward with plans to open a new clinic in the city.”
Right to Life of East Texas Director Mark Dickson, also the founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative and author of the proposed law, told the Daily Wire in an email:
“The fact that ‘the outlawing of abortion within the city limits’ is even being discussed as an option for the City of Lubbock shows just how far the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement has come. What started in a city of 2,189 is now being entertained in a city of about 300,000.”
The proposed law states:
“It shall be unlawful for any person to procure or perform an abortion of any type and at any stage of pregnancy in the City of Lubbock, Texas. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly aid or abet an abortion that occurs in the City of Lubbock, Texas.”
According to Live Action, GOP State Senator Charles Perry and GOP State Representatives Dustin Burrows and John Frullo, who all represent the area, sent a letter to Lubbock GOP Mayor Dan Pope and the city council saying:
“It has come to the attention of many in our area that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of abortion services, is planning to open a clinic in Lubbock between now and the end of the year. We respectfully request that the City of Lubbock take all necessary actions to prevent them from opening, since this organization profits off ending the lives of unborn children.
“The battlefield to protect the unborn has shifted from the state to the local arena in recent years. For that reason, passing an ordinance designating Lubbock as a Sanctuary City for the Unborn will help to continue the Texas belief that life begins at conception, while also protecting the safety of mothers.”
If the Left thinks it can declare their cities and states as “sanctuaries” for illegal immigration, two can play at that game, and should.
Hopefully this movement spreads throughout the rest of Texas and to the rest of the country, and we should pray that the scourge of abortion finally ends for good.