May 4, 2021 | From Texas Right To Life
You prayed and God answered, “YES!”
On Thursday, Pastor Mark Lee Dickson shared a critical and time-sensitive prayer request with the IFA community during Pray for America’s Leaders Live. Although the mayor and town council of Lubbock, Texas weren’t willing to outlaw abortion within city limits, the people had brought it to a vote. Here’s what we asked you to pray:
PRAY for overwhelming turnout and voting in Lubbock to support creating a sanctuary city for the unborn. It would be the first sanctuary city for the unborn that has arisen out of citizen demand! Your prayer can help this measure pass.
On Saturday, citizens of Lubbock, Texas, voted to make their town a Sanctuary City for the Unborn! With the passage of Proposition A, abortion will be illegal in Lubbock city limits. Lubbock is by far the largest city yet to pass this life-saving ordinance.
There is so much to praise God for in Lubbock.
- Planned Parenthood just began performing abortions on April 15, 2021 in Lubbock. God has stopped that.
- Unofficial vote counts indicate 62% voted for the ordinance banning abortion and 37% against. What a tremendous result!
- This ordinance empowers the people of Lubbock!
The ordinance will also allow residents to sue abortion providers and anyone else who assists a person obtain abortion services. Women seeking abortions are protected from penalties and not liable under the ordinance.
We can learn so much from these efforts in Lubbock. In fall of 2020, Lubbockites petitioned the Lubbock City Council to pass an ordinance making the community a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. Despite the calls from activists and locals, and the announcement that Planned Parenthood would begin committing abortions in 2021 within Lubbock city limits, the mayor and city council torpedoed the effort. Pro-Life Lubbockites therefore gathered enough petition signatures to have a referendum on the ordinance during this local election.
Lubbock is the largest town to become a Sanctuary City for Life.
Texas Right to Life Director of Media and Communication Kimberlyn Schwartz, a West Texas native and graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, responded to today’s vote:
We celebrate this Pro-Life victory and applaud the dedicated and inspiring work of activists, local leaders, and Lubbock citizens who brought the ordinance forward, pushed for a vote, and shepherded the Pro-Life policy across the finish line. Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), Raiders Defending Life, Mark Lee Dickson, and so many others were instrumental in this effort.
What do you think of this historic victory?
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