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Father, we stand in agreement with Councilman Knoblock. Although this proposal failed, we pray that You would continue to encourage him and those like him as they fight for the unborn.

Despite the city’s conservative values, Councilman Steve Knoblock’s proposal to declare San Clemente a “sanctuary for life” was shot down.

From Los Angeles Times. A proposal to declare San Clemente an abortion-free city has died after an emotional meeting where dozens of residents spoke on both sides of the issue.

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The City Council voted 3 to 1 Saturday to withdraw the proposal from the agenda of an upcoming meeting….

In heavily Democratic California, where the right to an abortion will continue to be protected by state officials after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the proposal’s effect would have been largely symbolic….

City Councilman Steve Knoblock wrote the proposal, which declared San Clemente a “sanctuary for life,” stated that life begins at conception and opposed the establishment of clinics that provide abortions.

On Saturday, he was the only vote in favor of keeping it on the agenda.

Hundreds of people filled seats inside the San Clemente Community Center, including an overflow room with a live feed. Abortion rights advocates chanted outside.

Inside, too, the dominant sentiment was anger, with some residents terming the proposal “overreach,” “idiotic” or “extremist….”

To loud applause, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Duncan called the proposal an attempt to “subjugate women and girls like my daughters into second-class citizens.”

Knoblock countered that abortion is “a public policy issue that is now at the forefront of society.”

He said a “can of worms” had been opened by the governor and state Legislature’s attempts to strengthen abortion rights.

“The city weighs in on issues that affect our communities,” he said. “The life and death of babies affect our communities….”

Some residents praised Knoblock for his courage in taking a stand against abortion….

How are you praying for Knoblock and others like him? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from Los Angeles Times. Photo Credit: Manny Becerra on Unsplash)

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Glenda Lewis
August 10, 2022

Father you see what is going on. Turn this around. Do what only You can do! Stop the insanity that is going on and save the lives of the innocent. Expose the enemies agenda. In Jesus name Amen

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Jessica Renshaw
August 9, 2022

Thank you for your courage, Councilman Knoblock! Such an important stand to take! In 1995 I had the privilege of writing the biography of an abortion survivor, Gianna Jessen, who at that time was 14 years old–and lived with her adoptive mother in San Clemente!
The book GIANNA: Aborted and Lived to Tell About It is the true story of a baby girl born alive in an abortion clinic as a result of a (legal) saline abortion at 7 months gestation. Focus on the Family published it and it became a best-seller and a Gold Medallion semi-finalist. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK if you contact me at hiddeninjesus-at-protonmail.com. Blessings, Jessica (Long Beach)

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D
August 9, 2022

Father God I thank You for Steve’s courage in standing for life. I thank You for the many more that speak for those who have no voice. I repent for not being more involved. Father please forgive me and open doors. We know the enemy seeks to kill and destroy but he is limited and You Father are all powerful and limitless. Right now in the mighty of Jesus we speak life back into California and the entire nation. Give all of us courage as You gave Joshua (Joshua 1:9) for You are our provider and way maker. And we will be sure to give You all the Glory and praise. In Jesus name. Amen

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Peg B
August 9, 2022

Heavenly Father, thank you for your servant Steve Knoblock and the conviction to stand for life. We give You praise. Continue to inspire and guide him within this position. Align Steve by divine intervention with other true believers. Open doors, create opportunities for Your Will to come forth. Remove the stain and curse of death on this community and instead replace these evil works with acts of the Holy Spirit. Through Your Spirit transform this community and the lives of those who reside there. Write Your message of forgiveness on their hearts and minds. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Julie
August 9, 2022

Yes! Thank you, Heavenly Father, for City Councilman Steve Knoblock and his courageous proposal to protect life; please bless him and bless all of America’s cities with more Councilman just like him who honor You, Father God, and champion life!

In Jesus’ Precious Name; amen!

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Pam Glass
August 9, 2022

Thank you Steve Knoblock for standing up for life. May God greatly bless and protect you and your family.

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