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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:18 AM

Five men outlaw abortion in a Texas town, declaring a 'sanctuary city for the unborn'

By Isaac Stanley-Becker June 13 at 6:02 AM

Five men this week declared a small town in East Texas a “sanctuary city for the unborn,” commandeering the language of the movement for immigrant rights to counter the reproductive freedom of women.

There are no abortion clinics in Waskom, Tex., a city of about 2,200, which lies on the border with Louisiana. But the all-male, all-white city council decided unanimously on Tuesday that prohibiting abortion was necessary as a preventive measure.

The municipal prohibition, which plainly contradicts the judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court, joins statewide bans on abortion sweeping the country in the wake of the solidification of a conservative majority on the nation’s top court. In Texas, abortion has already been banned after 20 weeks. Currently, a bill awaits the governor’s signature that would require doctors to treat “a child born alive after an abortion,” which happens rarely.

Supporters of the city ordinance say it is the first of its kind in the Lone Star State.

The legislation was modeled on a measure embraced 7-1 in March by the city council of Roswell, N.M., which is best known as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947. Roswell’s move to declare its support for “fetal life” was accompanied by a measure characterizing itself as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary City,” in opposition to legislation advanced by the state legislature that expands background checks for private gun sales.

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DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt Jun 2019 #1
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #2
Mike Nelson Jun 2019 #3
Locrian Jun 2019 #4
mountain grammy Jun 2019 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. Another conservative solution in search of a problem.

christofascist theocratic newspeak

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:26 AM

2. They're gonna have to build a border wall...

...to keep all the asylum-seeking fetuses out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:27 AM

3. Wow...

… did not expect this from a town in Texas. Thousands of immigrants, mostly Chinese, will be moving there to have their babies and raise a family! Welcome the new immigrants! We have a free country where you can choose to have your baby.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:29 AM

4. Sharia Law - brought to you by 5 Imams in Texas - n/t

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Response to Locrian (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:36 AM

5. Yep!

Men in charge, and don't you women forget it.. Freeeeedumb!

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