A city in West Texas is preparing to go to battle with its council members over a pro-life issue.
Lubbock residents have twice urged the members of the city council to adopt a policy declaring the city a "Sanctuary City or the Unborn." And most recently, in spite of the 5,000 petition signatures pushing for its approval, the council voted unanimously to reject it.
Jim Baxa of West Texas for Life tells OneNewsNow the council heard from many witnesses over seven hours.
"We had 152 people sign up to speak before the council. The vast majority were pro-life people," he details. "There might’ve been … eight or 10 out of 152 being pro-abortion people, but we outnumbered them by at least 20 to one."
Even so, the city council voted unanimously to reject the initiative. So now it will go before voters in an election next year. Baxa expects Planned Parenthood, which recently re-opened an abortuary in Lubbock, to spend big money to defeat the effort.
"We do expect a lot of money to be spent, and we expect the lies to come forth and try to demonize the ordinance and call it unconstitutional," Baxa shares. "We'll have to counteract those, but I'm pretty confident the people of Lubbock will think wisely about this and vote to protect innocent life."
Pro-life organizations will rely heavily on volunteers to maintain phone banks and knock on doors to rally the troops to go to the polls on May 1st and permanently boot abortion providers out of city limits.