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
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...