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A judge dismissed a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood against the City of Lubbock, Texas, where residents voted to approve a measure that outlaws abortion in the city.

In explaining why the suit was dismissed, U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix said Planned Parenthood lacked jurisdiction.

“Because plaintiffs fail to show, as they must, that they have Article III standing to sue the city, the Court dismisses the case for lack of jurisdiction,” the judge wrote on Tuesday night. The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be refiled.

Hendrix noted that Planned Parenthood alleged that the ordinance was invalid because it violated federal constitutional rights, but he said they admitted that “even if the court gave them everything they wanted, the court’s ruling would not bar private citizens from bringing the suit in state court, bind the state judiciary to its ruling, or force the ordinance’s repeal.”

Right to Life director Mark Lee Dickson hailed the court’s decision.

“We have said from the beginning that this ordinance is completely bulletproof from pre-enforcement lawsuits,” he wrote on Facebook. “The Court’s ruling today is an emphatic vindication of that.”

The ordinance, called “Sanctuary City for the Unborn,” was approved on May 1, and it went into effect on Tuesday, June 1, stipulating that abortion is now illegal within Lubbock’s city limits.

“Any person, corporation, or entity that commits an unlawful act … other than the mother of the unborn child that has been aborted, shall be liable in tort to the unborn child’s mother, father, grandparents, siblings, and half-siblings,” text of the ordinance states. “The person or entity that committed the unlawful act shall be liable to each surviving relative of the aborted unborn child for: (a) Compensatory damages, including damages for emotional distress; (b) Punitive damages; and (c) Costs and attorneys’ fees.”

Earlier this week, Texas Solicitor General Judd Stone wrote in a letter (pdf) that Lubbock’s ordinance doesn’t violate state law.

“In our view, Planned Parenthood has not shown that Lubbock’s ordinance is inconsistent with state law. To the extent that the Court finds state law to be ambiguous regarding the merits of Planned Parenthood’s claims, the Court should abstain from exercising jurisdiction,” Stone wrote. . . .

The case is Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services v. City of Lubbock, Texas, No. 5:21-cv-114

Will you join us in thanking God for justice in this case? Share in the comments!

(Excerpt form The Epoch Times. Article by Jack Phillips. Photo by Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images)

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CM Brown
June 15, 2021

Heavenly Father, thank you for this victory! Prayer changes things, and we pray that this victory will stretch to other states as well, and that the unborn will be protected! Thank you again.


June 7, 2021

Dear Father God, I praise and thank You for this victory! I pray for protection when it comes to all forms of life. You knew us even when we were formed in the womb. Lord, I pray that we would continue to see Your justice be poured out in Your perfect timing! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

June 5, 2021

Praise God Almighty! Lord Jesus, when this case is appealed, let the bringers of the lawsuit fail miserably. I pray for this law in Lubbock to be upheld, protecting the rights of our most helpless citizens- the unborn. Please give more city officials throughout the U.S. the same wisdom and foresight where this type of legislation is concerned. Moreover, I pray that You will bind the attempts of the enemy to mislead the Planned Parenthood attempts to promote abortion. We desperately need revival in our nation. Let be, according to Your mercy and grace. In Jesus’ name.

June 5, 2021

Definitely a cause for praise!
Thank You, Lord.
This is a precedent that will have effect on any
future legal matters. God’s will is our precedent!
Your blessings will flow when righteousness prevails.
We humbly stand in awe of You, almighty God!

June 5, 2021

Praise God! I have been praying that planned parenthood of Sarasota closes and that a new one doesn’t pop up in its place. I would love for our county to be a sanctuary county for the unborn. Does anyone know where I could start to make this happen?

June 5, 2021

Praise the Lord!!! Jesus I pray every law suit against life will be thwarted!!!

Karen E. Kendrick
June 5, 2021

Praise God Almighty that these smallest of humans loved by our Great God have some protection in this great state..
Lord spread it far and wide..remove the devils blinders from those who peddle the “womans rights” lie
and those who believe..
Let women once again be nurtures as you intended..

Debbie Nash
June 5, 2021

Praise the Lord! Giving you glory, God. Forever and ever Amen!

June 5, 2021

praise Jesus! a few more babies saved is a good day! thank you to that judge, and i pray for more judges with conscience and God in their hearts to protect the innocent little lives..!!

June 5, 2021

Father, stir Your people to start this movement in each of our cities and towns and villages. May we offer
Jesus and the help women need to choose life. All glory is Yours! In the name of Jesus~Amen

    June 5, 2021

    Praying in agreement with you, Judith, and with all the other intercessors here.

    In Jesus’ precious name, amen!

Dawn Beth
June 5, 2021

Thank You Father!! Your’s is the victory🙌🙌🙌. Thank You that righteousness reigns in the courtrooms of Lubbock!! May this victory for life be the swell that comes before a great and mighty tidal wave of justice for the ones without a voice!!
Along with Psalm 66 we declare
Everyone, everywhere, lift up your joyful shout to God! We sing songs tuned to Your glory! We will tell the world how wonderful You are Father!!! You are the awe inspiring God, great and glorious in power! We’ve never seen anything like You, mighty in miracles, You cause your enemies to tremble, no wonder they all surrender and bow before You!! All the earth will both be down before You in worship and all the earth will sing your glorious praise forever🙏🙏

Kay Fetner
June 5, 2021

Praise The Lord From Whom All Blessings Flow !

Maynard Beck Sr.
June 5, 2021

Waskom TX where Mark Lee Dickson lives is right across the state line from Louisiana. We make a point out of stopping there to eat and gas up whenever we travel to Ft Worth because of the sanctuary city law. Keep Mark in your prayers. His interview on the IFA Prayer call last month was awesome too!!!
My prayer is that the sanctuary city model birthed by Waskom becomes a tsunami of love for the unborn that sweeps not only our nation but encompasses the world.

June 5, 2021

To God be all the Glory !


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