After Planned Parenthood announced plans to return to Lubbock later this year, pro-life activists and politicians have begun to fight back. Among the most prominent figures voicing opposition is State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock).
In late July, Perry posted an online petition to his Facebook page encouraging people to voice opposition to Planned Parenthood in Lubbock.
Perry isn’t stopping there, though, announcing that he will be pushing for Lubbock to become a “sanctuary for life,” as reported by local media.
“Any attempt to reopen the baby killing industry in Lubbock or other locations in West Texas will be met with strong opposition. Unborn children should have the right to live and Planned Parenthood profits off the ending of their lives,” Perry told Texas Right to Life.
So far, 13 other cities in Texas have passed similar ordinances. Currently, there are no ongoing legal challenges against the cities which have passed ordinances, though the ACLU did file one which it then dropped after some cities removed wording targeting specific organizations.
The ordinances passed by other cities vary in restrictions and exemptions.
Lubbock, with an estimated population of over 300,000 residents, is more than ten times larger in population than Big Spring, which is currently the largest city in Texas to pass such an ordinance.
As of the writing of this article, no agendas for meetings published by the City of Lubbock include considering such a proposal.
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