Rural East Texas is taking matters into its own hands in the fight against abortion. Three more Texas towns have declared themselves sanctuary cities; the declaration leaving the progressives at the ACLU frantically “investigating” and threatening possible legal action. Because, while the ACLU staunchly supports the practice of sanctuary cities harboring illegal aliens, they can’t fathom a sanctuary – a safe haven, for the unborn.
Big Spring, Colorado City, and Rusk, Texas, join five other small communities that have taken bold steps toward further reducing abortions in Texas, by passing anti-abortion ordinances; the first ordinance having been passed in Waskon, Texas, in June of 2019.
The goal is to systematically outlaw abortion in Texas, but would ultimately require the Supreme Court to unwind 47 years of abortion-friendly legal precedence under Roe v. Wade, as well as eliminate the “undue burden” restriction of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
The immediate and most onerous of the ordinance restrictions would give family members of women who have abortions the ability to sue the provider for emotional distress. There are also no exceptions for rape and/or incest, which has always made liberals’ heads spin, despite the fact abortions performed as a result of rape/incest are negligible in comparison to abortions performed as a result of, “Oops.”
Grassroots organization Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn is behind the push toward making sure future Texans are born alive rather than extracted as medical waste, even if that push is symbolic. Texas, as a whole, has seen an almost 50 percent decrease in abortion clinics between 2013 and 2017. A Guttmacher Institute study found the number of abortions performed in Texas dropped 30 percent over a similar time frame.
While the left hasn’t started bandying about their favorite -ism’s, it’s coming. The communities that have voted in favor of the ordinance are predominantly white and conservative, and, although abortion rates have dropped, black and hispanic women remain disproportionately represented. Racism and sexism will undoubtedly be wielded to defend the right to kill.
Kamyon Conner, Executive Director of Texas Equal Access Fund, said, “This extreme proposal is a tactic for abortion opponents to score political points and mislead Texans about their rights.”
More accurately, the proposal is to send the message that the unborn have worth in Texas. They will find sanctuary. They will be safe.