ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Texas state senator took to Abilene City Hall over the weekend to speak out against abortion rights and support the proposal to declare Abilene a ‘sanctuary city for children’ unborn”, which we last heard about in 2020.
State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Texas 28th District) held a press conference outside Abilene City Hall on Saturday morning in support of the ordinance banning abortions entirely within city limits.
Sanctuary cities for unborn children are ordinances that essentially outlaw the termination of pregnancy. However, the legitimacy of the order has been questioned in the past.
These ordinances are questioned because they do not replace federal law, which authorizes abortion. Meanwhile, the state of Texas banned the termination of pregnancy before six weeks of gestation, in September 2021.
Similar ordinances in other cities declare abortion within city limits at any time and at any stage of pregnancy, “an act of murder.”
Lubbock became the largest city to pass such an ordinance, in May 2021, now being known as Sanctuary city for unborn children.
State Sen. Perry spoke Saturday morning, expressing his hopes for Abilene to join the status of Lubbock, along with the other 38 cities declared sanctuaries.
“Each individual has their own responsibility under the will of God, but when you get [an] the opportunity as a community to say we will stand with God over creation and the sanity of his greatest love – the individual he creates – a community should not miss this.
State Senator Charles Perry (R-Texas 28th District)
One of the first times the idea was proposed, declaring Abilene a sanctuary city for unborn children, was January 2020.
At that time, the Abilene City Council heard testimony from supporters and opponents, but did not vote.