TX city rallies against planned abortion clinic

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)Thousands of pro-life Texans are fighting Planned Parenthood, and fighting their own city government, in an effort to save the lives of the unborn.

After being absent from Lubbock for several years, Planned Parenthood is building a new abortion facility there but many residents are pushing back and demanding an ordinance to keep it out. The city council, however, resisted that demand.

Jim Baxa of West Texas for Life says Lubbock, a city of approximately 260,000, is a conservative community with several liberal city council members in charge of city government.  

Responding to the city’s resistance, Baxas tells OneNewsNow that pro-lifers went to work to obtain a citizen-led referendum and collected more than double the signatures needed. That success came largely from church congregations.

“We had 60 days to collect 3,651 notarized signatures,” he advises, “and we got almost double that amount in two weeks.”

The referendum issue is now on the city council’s agenda for the Oct. 27 meeting, and Baxa says the pro-life community plans to “be there in force” to speak up for the unborn.

If the city council rejects the ordinance again, the charter forces the city to call a special election within 20 to 40 days.

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