By Theodore Shobat
A nice expression of protest against infanticide (from USA Today):
A small town in Texas has declared itself the state’s first “sanctuary city for the unborn” after its city council, made up solely of men, passed a resolution banning most abortion procedures.
Waskom, Texas, has no abortion services available, but supporters of the ordinance wanted a measure to prevent an abortion clinic from being able to open in the city of roughly 2,000, KTAL-TV reported.
A packed crowd was reportedly in attendance at the city council meeting Tuesday night when all five men voted for the measure, which declares abortion providers “criminal organizations.”
Its passage comes amid a larger push around the country, mostly in statehouses, to pass laws that restrict women’s access to abortion in hopes that one of the laws will be challenged and make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Supporters then hope that justices will reconsider the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which protects women’s right to an abortion.