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US city is a ‘sanctuary’, unless you’re a pregnant woman who wants a choice

Texas city approves ban on abortions unless a woman’s life is in danger, flying in the face of landmark ruling

Brad Brooks

Declaring Lubbock a “sanctuary city” for the unborn, voters have approved a local ban on almost all abortions and the Texas legislature is considering a law to bar the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Lubbock, home to about 260,000 people, is the 25th such sanctuary city - all but two in Texas - to have banned abortions in the past two years.

Drucilla Tigner, a policy and advocacy strategist for ACLU-Texas (American Civil Liberties Union), noted that most other towns that have passed similar sanctuary city measures have populations of a few hundred or thousand, and often have no medical providers, let alone one that offers abortions, as Lubbock does...

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