The American Civil Liberties Union dropped their scattershot lawsuit against seven Pro-Life East Texas Cities. The desperate lawsuit was filed in February, but now, even the ACLU realized their complaint would not hold up in court. Ironically, their failed attempt to intimidate city councils will embolden more towns to become Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn with more confidence than ever.
After the lawsuit was filed against Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary, and Wells, Texas, all seven cities refused to be intimidated by this flimsy anti-Life effort. Instead of retreating, each of the cities agreed to defend their right to prevent abortion businesses from moving into their communities.
In response to the lawsuit, each of the cities voted to amend their ordinances to further ensure that the abortion industry had no chance of convincing a judge to entertain their weak accusations. These amended ordinances removed extraneous, but accurate, language labeling certain auxiliary groups “criminal organizations.”
Dellusionally, the ACLU tries to claim victory even though they failed to strike down these local abortion bans. Cities can still ban elective abortions and prevent the abortion industry from moving into their backyard.
Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life of East Texas, who promotes the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn movement, said, “This is a total and complete victory for the cities that have enacted these ordinances.” Dickson continued, “This lawsuit was nothing but a publicity stunt to deter other cities from creating sanctuaries for the unborn. But it will end up having the opposite effect. Now even the ACLU acknowledges that there is no grounds for challenging these ordinances, and this will embolden other cities and towns to join the movement.”
Texas Right to Life celebrates the failure of this attempt to quash local Pro-Life victories. As expected, these strong and enforceable ordinances have successfully withstood legal attacks. Pro-Life Texans can and should pursue the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance quickly and more confidently than ever. Citizens who want to make their town a Sanctuary City for the Unborn should visit TexasRightToLife.com for assistance.