Florida City Passes Pro-Abortion Resolution Condemning Texas for Saving Babies’ Lives

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 25, 2021   |   11:17AM   |   Washington, DC

A south Florida city voted last week to publicly condemn Texas and other states for restricting the “fundamental right” to abort unborn babies.

Coral Springs Talk reports the Coral Springs City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the pro-abortion resolution during a Oct. 20 meeting.

The resolution, a non-enforceable statement, criticizes Texas and other states for passing laws that abridge “a person’s fundamental right to privacy by curtailing the right to abortion.”

Texas recently began enforcing a heartbeat law, which prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Texas pro-life leaders estimate the law already has saved thousands of babies’ lives.

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In the resolution, the Coral Springs commissioners urged other local governments to join them in condemning Texas and other states for passing pro-life laws, and to work together to promote “access to reproductive healthcare and abortion rights.” The resolution also directs the city lobbyists to advocate against pro-life legislation.

About 20 people spoke out in opposition to or support of the resolution prior to the vote, including pro-lifers with Broward County Right to Life, according to the local news.

One local resident, Joseph Little, told the city leaders that doctors told his wife to abort their son after he was diagnosed with a number of medical problems, but she refused. Little said their son died six months later, but they cherished the time that they had with him.

“I will never regret the fact that I got to hold him in my hands for six months,” Little said, according to the report.

Maritza Kacerosky, another local resident, said abortion is not a solution. “Instead, it’s a promotion to destroy families and discriminate against the most vulnerable,” she said.

Broward County Right to Life also published an analysis of the resolution, pointing out numerous factual errors and flaws including “dubious” statistics about the number of illegal abortions and maternal abortion deaths that occurred before Roe v. Wade.

“… this resolution asserts as fact many things which simply are not so,” the pro-life organization responded.

The organization criticized the city for avoiding the facts of the Texas Heartbeat Act by calling it a ban on “most abortions after six weeks” rather than what it really is: a prohibition on killing unborn babies once their heartbeat is detectable.

“The resolution’s failure to acknowledge that a distinct, living and whole human being is at the center of this debate is a grotesque inversion of reality,” Broward County Right to Life responded. “It does a disservice to the people of Coral Springs who deserve, at the least, candor from its elected officials.”

The pro-life organization encouraged the city leaders to promote an environment that welcomes and supports children, not abortion.

Activists with the Pro-Choice Coalition of Broward and the League of Women Voters spoke in support of the resolution, the report states.

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Coral Springs City Commission to voice your opposition to their vote.