Texas City Votes to Ban Abortion, Becomes 37th Nationwide to Protect Unborn Children

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 17, 2021   |   12:13PM   |   Brownsboro, Texas

Brownsboro, Texas is now a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.

On Monday, the Brownsboro City Council voted 3-1 in favor of a pro-life ordinance that protects unborn babies by banning abortions within city limits, KLTV reports.

Brownsboro (population 1,036) is the 37th city in the nation and the 34th in Texas to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion within its city limits, said Mark Lee Dickson, director with Right to Life of East Texas and founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn initiative.

“Way to go Brownsboro, Texas!” Dickson said after the vote. He said the meeting was packed.

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The ordinance, which goes into effect immediately, makes it “unlawful for any person to procure or perform an abortion of any type and at any stage of pregnancy in the City of Brownsboro, Texas.” It also prohibits “any person to knowingly aid or abet an abortion” in the city. The ordinance also treats abortion-inducing drugs as contraband within the city limits.

The Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement is growing, and it has been effective in protecting unborn babies from abortion.

In May, voters in Lubbock, Texas overwhelmingly approved a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance on the ballot, and Planned Parenthood was forced to stop aborting unborn babies there. The abortion chain challenged the ordinance, but a judge threw out its lawsuit earlier this summer.

Large or small, the cities’ actions are making an impact for life and gaining the attention of people across America.

To date, 34 cities in Texas, two in Nebraska and one in Ohio have passed pro-life ordinances to outlaw abortions. One city, Omaha, Texas, did repeal its ordinance and pass a non-enforceable pro-life resolution instead.

Dickson encouraged anyone interested in seeing a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance pass in their city to sign the online petition at www.sanctuarycitiesfortheunborn.com/online-petition.

More cities in Texas, Ohio, Michigan, Florida and other states also are considering passing Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinances this summer. Though abortion activists have threatened legal action, the cities have been successful in court. In 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union dropped its lawsuit challenging their pro-life ordinances.