(UnitedVoice.com) – On May 1, citizens of Lubbock, Texas, voted to make the city of about 250,000 people a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” The new rule went into effect on June 1 and now they have won a very big victory.
On the day the ordinance went into effect, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (PPGT) announced their clinic in Lubbock will no longer offer abortion services. The organization claimed the ordinance “violates patients’ constitutional right to an abortion” and said that people who want to terminate their pregnancies will now have to travel at least 600 miles round trip.
BREAKING: Planned Parenthood has announced it has stopped killing babies in Lubbock, Texas after city voters passed a measure to ban abortions. The pro-life measure takes effect today.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) June 1, 2021
The ordinance is a great step for pro-life activists. When it passed, state Rep. Dustin Burrows (R) called it a “victory for life.” While PPGT sees the restrictions as a hardship, people who value life only see the babies it’ll save. Lawsuits trying to end the ordinance are ongoing. One of the suits has already been dismissed. Also, later this year, the Supreme Court of the US will hear arguments in an abortion case that could make banning abortions even easier.
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