Welcome mat for abortion giant in jeopardy

Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

freeway exit signResidents of a West Texas city are continuing the fight to kick an abortion facility out of the city limits – and hopefully, out of business.

Lubbock had not had a Planned Parenthood for several years until the abortion giant recently announced plans to open a facility there. But even without the cooperation of the city council, pro-life citizens gathered more than 5,000 signatures to force the city's leadership to declare Lubbock a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" or place it on a future ballot.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has opened for business in the city – and Jim Baxa of West Texas for Life believes if the ordinance goes on the books, the abortion company will sue.

"We're only banning abortion in one city – and that does fall under the limitations that the tyrants who came up with Roe v. Wade did set forth before us," he explains. "And it's not a legitimate problem for [women] to have to go outside of city limits to get an abortion, so we fully expect to win in the lawsuit."

But Baxa is confident of winning because cities can set limitations on the location of businesses.

"Lubbock already has an ordinance keeping the so-called 'places of adult entertainment' out of the city limits and those places are just outside of the city limits and the county," he points out. "So it seems very reasonable that we cannot allow baby killing in our city as well."

Meanwhile, the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Lubbock – located just four minutes from Texas Tech University – doesn't plan to do abortions until next year and is referring women who want that service to other affiliates in Dallas and elsewhere.

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