This sanctuary thing the Leftists started is catching. Fox News Reports, that Waskom, Texas claims to be the first city in the nation to become a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.”
Waskom is not the first city to declare itself a sanctuary for unborn babies. Roswell, New Mexico said as much, but there is a difference. In the face of radical left-wing legislation at the state level, it respected (and protects) the right of professionals to object to abortion as a matter of conscience. It also acknowledges life from conception, but it didn’t ban abortion.
Waskom banned abortion and says groups like “Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas” are “criminal organizations.’
Why the ordinance?
Waskom is on the Louisiana border. Residents are concerned that given Louisiana’s new heartbeat bill. They didn’t want their town to become a cross-border destination for abortion.
Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas, presented the idea to the city council, frustrated that elected officials in Austin weren’t passing any “meaningful legislation that protects unborn life.”
“This is why we had to take things into our own hands and take it to the grassroots level,” Dickson told Fox News. “Due to the recent pro-life legislation in Louisiana being so strong and due to the risk of an abortion clinic one day moving to Waskom, Texas, we decided to do something to protect the city, which was passing an ordinance outlawing abortion in Waskom, Texas.”
The outright ban will likely face a legal challenge. And big fish like Planned Parenthood might find it more enjoyable to kneecap a small town with massive legal fees than say a state that could more easily absorb them.
Waskom has nothing to worry about. There will be plenty of money on both sides to support any march to the Supreme Court over this or any of the recent actions taken to protect the rights of unborn human life.
The confrontation is inevitable.
How it will turn out, however, is not. But until then, the continued use of ‘sanctuary’ to protect actual rights is probably driving the Leftists crazy, a ride that is well worth taking.