A small Texas town nestled up next to the Louisiana border became the first in the great state of Texas to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for the unborn. Waskom has a population of about 2,000 people.

According to FaithWire, the city council voted to make abortion inside of Waskom city limits illegal.

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Waskom, a small Texas town with a population just over 2,000 people, this week officially became a “sanctuary city” for the unborn.

In an uncharactaristically packed house Tuesday night, the Waskom City Council approved an ordinance declaring the small town a “sanctuary city for the unborn” — the first municipality in the Lone Star State to do so.

The council members also voted unanimously on a second Right to Life measure to outlaw abortion within the Waskom city limits.

Mark Lee Dickson, director of the East Texas chapter of the pro-life organization Right to Life, told reporters, “We decided to take things into our own hands, and we’ve got to do something to protect our cities and to protect the unborn children.”

According to KTAL-TV, Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore warned residents the city will likely face a lawsuit over the new statute, a legal challenge he said the town cannot afford to lose.

“Most likely, we will end up getting sued if this passes,” he explained. “It could go to the Supreme Court.”


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