A city council in Texas has now declared its town a “sanctuary for the unborn” after its city council voted to ban abortion clinics within its borders.
According to Life News, the east Texas city of Waskom voted unanimously to ban clinics after Louisiana, which it borders, made it illegal to abort a baby once a heartbeat is detectable. Waskom residents did not want abortion providers setting up shop in their town in order to attract those seeking abortions to cross into Texas from Louisiana to have it done:
Waskom is not far from the border of Louisiana, which recently passed a law banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. City leaders said they do not want abortion businesses to try to open in their city to attract women from across the border.
The ordinance says Roe v. Wade and other laws permitting abortion are “unconstitutional usurpations of judicial power, which violate both the Tenth Amendment the Republican Form of Government Clause, and are null and void in the City of Waskom.”
“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,” said Mark Lee Dickson, director of the Right to Life with East Texas, according to KTAL.
Waskom’s mayor and the city attorney have both expressed fears that the city would be taken to court in an expensive legal battle to see if the law is constitutional or not, however, the people of Waskom are reportedly on board with the new ordinance, are ready to fight any battles to come under the belief that God will take care of them.