30th Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

Michael Foust | 10 August 2021

The state’s “sanctuary city for the unborn” movement began in 2019 when the city of Waskom – located just a few miles from Louisiana – passed a resolution prohibiting abortion and declaring itself a sanctuary city.

Nearly all of the sanctuary cities do not have abortion clinics. The exception is Lubbock, Texas, where voters earlier this year passed a measure banning abortion. After it passed, the Planned Parenthood clinic in the city stopped performing abortions.

Texas Right to Life includes a link on its website explaining how citizens can encourage their local politicians to support the concept.

City councils in Texas “are doing more to stop abortion than the entire U.S. Congress,” Texas Right to Life says.

“You and your community can take matters into your own hands by petitioning your local government to protect unborn children,” the website says. Referencing cities that have passed such resolutions, the website adds, “These victories occurred because citizens boldly asked their local governments to take a stand against Roe v. Wade and the abortion industry. You can follow their example and lead the way for your town to be the next ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ in Texas.”

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