Two Texas Cities Become a “Sanctuary for the Unborn,” Pass Laws Banning Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 10, 2019   |   10:30PM   |   Naples, Texas

Two more cities declared their support for the rights of unborn babies this week in Texas.

KETK News reports the city councils in Naples and Omaha, both in northeastern Texas, passed pro-life ordinances Monday that describe their cities as sanctuaries for unborn babies.

Both ordinances condemn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced states to allow abortion on demand, and ban abortions, according to the report. The ordinances also tell the abortion industry that it is not welcome in their cities.

“The City of Omaha, Texas (Population 1,021) just voted all in favor of their city outlawing abortion and declared themselves to be the next Sanctuary City for the Unborn!” Mark Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas, wrote on Facebook after the vote.

“And then . . . we went to the City of Naples, Texas (Population 1,378) and they became the THIRD CITY in the nation to pass an ordinance outlawing abortion, declaring themselves to be a Sanctuary City for the Unborn!” he continued.

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A growing number of towns and cities have passed resolutions this year to protect the unborn. Many come in response to abortion activists’ increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda. All of the top Democratic presidential candidates support forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and oppose minor, common sense restrictions on abortions after viability. Many of them also voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.

Several states, including New York, Illinois, Vermont and Rhode Island, passed pro-abortion laws this year to allow viable, late-term unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.

In March, Roswell, New Mexico city leaders passed a pro-life resolution after state lawmakers considered a radical pro-abortion bill to expand late-term abortions. The bill narrowly failed to pass.

In New York state, Batavia city leaders and Putnam County legislators also passed measures condemning a radical new pro-abortion law in their state and supporting protections for the unborn.

Then, in June, the eastern Texas city of Waskom adopted a pro-life ordinance declaring their home a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” In July, another Texas city considered a similar pro-life measure, but the council voted against it after the ACLU threatened a costly lawsuit.

In May, the Riverton City Council in Utah passed a similar resolution, declaring the city a “sanctuary for the unborn.” In June, the Utah County Commission unanimously passed a resolution supporting protections for unborn babies. Then in July, the council in Highland, Utah passed a similar pro-life resolution.

The city of Springdale, Arkansas passed a similar pro-life resolution in August.