Texas town bans abortion in most circumstances, becomes ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

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A small town in Texas passed an ordinance making them a “sanctuary city for the unborn,” banning abortions except in certain circumstances.

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The Waskom City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to prevent abortion providers from conducting business in their jurisdiction, reportedly becoming the first city in Texas to do so.

Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore said in a statement quoted by Fox that the new ordinance was about preventing the possible creation of an abortion clinic in his city.

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“We decided to take things into our own hands, and we've got to do something to protect our cities and to protect the unborn children,” stated Moore.

Mark Dickson of the pro-life group Right to Life East Texas, which helped create the ordinance, told local media outlet KTBS that the new measure will work as intended.

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“This is something that has teeth that will actually allow the City of Waskom to protect themselves from having an abortion clinic here. Whether that’s one that comes from the North, East, or wherever, Waskom will be protected,” said Dickson.

Waskom is located about 22 miles away from Shreveport, Louisiana, where an abortion clinic is located. Louisiana recently passed a ban on abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be found as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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