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A Texas city council declared Waskom a “sanctuary city for the unborn” in June in a move to outlaw abortion within the area.
Pro-choice activists responded by putting up billboards in the city that read “Abortion is freedom.”
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Right to Life East Texas director Mark Lee Dickson said “every mother who cares about her child” will support this kind of measure.
The city of Waskom, Texas, declared itself a sanctuary city for the unborn in June, prompting pro-choice groups to post billboards advocating abortion access in the town.
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The Waskom city council passed an ordinance in an effort to ban abortions June 12. Abortions are not currently permitted in the state after 20 weeks, but supporters of the pro-life movement fear stricter abortion laws right across the border in Louisiana will cause more women to come to Texas for the procedure, according to The Washington Post.
Right to Life East Texas, based out of Longview, aided the council in its decision.
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a heartbeat bill banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected in May, prompting Right to Life East Texas director Mark Lee Dickson to take action, he told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Dickson described the council meeting June 12 when the ordinance was passed.
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“Not one person was in opposition to the ordinance,” he said.
A variety of publications, including HuffPost, USA Today, and WaPo, note the council that declared Waskom a sanctuary city was composed of all males. Dickson said this was true, but added that the majority of those present in the room were women.
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“There are tons of women who support what happened in Waskom,” Dickson told the DCNF.
“The reality is, this ordinance is saying that mothers don’t have the right to end the life of their child,” he added. “That’s common-sense legislation. Every mother who...
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