Sanctuary city for the unborn

Lubbock City Council is meeting this evening. Many people have arrived at Citizens Tower to speak about the proposed abortion ban. Many people have also submitted written comments in advance.

Click here - to watch the council meeting live, scroll down to the bottom of the page from the City of Lubbock.

More than 4,500 citizens' signatures were verified last month. This meant the council had to vote, within 30 days, on the ordinance to make Lubbock a "sanctuary city for the unborn".

One of the people leading this effort at the city level is State Senator Charles Perry.

"Municipalities have the right to have this conversation," Perry said. "The state's pretty much granted that will there be more pro-life bills filed next session absolutely. We'll keep pushing the narrative but we extended the battlefield last session.

"So, contrary to the commandeered narrative that's out there, we're having this conversation in Lubbock, Texas not over politics; it's over my personal belief along with I think the majority of this community."

The city's hired legal team determined the ordinance goes against state law and the Texas constitution. If council rejects the ordinance, it can be put to a public vote in May.

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