9th U.S. Town Becomes ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’
The city council of another Texas city voted this week to become a sanctuary city for the unborn, making it the sixth in the state and the ninth nationwide this year to pass such a declaration.
Council members in Gilmer, Texas, voted 4-1 Tuesday to declare the town a “sanctuary city for the unborn,” one day after another Texas town, Tenaha, passed a similar ordinance. Council members for Joaquin, Texas, also passed a “sanctuary city” ordinance last week. All are located in East Texas.
“[Gilmer is] a safe haven where the unborn has a right to come here and not worry about being aborted,” Gilmer city manager Greg Hutson said, according to KYTX.
Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life of East Texas, who supports the ordinances, agreed.
None of the cities have abortion clinics. One goal is to discourage the clinics from moving within their city limits. The ordinances do more than express the sentiment of the towns; they ban abortion as part of city code, The Texan reported.
“The word ‘clinic’ is not a fitting name for these facilities,” Dickson said. “These are the extermination camps of our day. These ordinances simply say, ‘Not in our city. Here we want to see babies born,
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