Some Texas towns have a unique new way to stop residents from traveling across state lines for abortions

Radical pro-abortionists are using every trick in the book to try and circumvent state pro-life laws.

But now some pro-life states and localities are starting to fight back.

And these Texas towns have a unique new way to stop residents from traveling across state lines for abortions.

As more and more states pass strong pro-life laws to defend innocent life, the pro-abortion lobby is working overtime to circumvent these laws.

Stopping the interstate abortion trade

Abortion is now thankfully largely illegal statewide in Texas.

But it’s still legal in the neighboring states of Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico.

So, the residents of the Texas city of Amarillo want to try and protect babies by banning the use of the city’s roads by people seeking out-of-state abortions.

“We’re experiencing all these horrors, like abortion trafficking,” Mark Lee Dickson, the founder of the group Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn, told AFP.

The term “sanctuary city” usually refers to leftist-run towns that offer protections for illegal immigrants.

But the term is increasingly being used by pro-life activists and politicians seeking to end the scourge of abortion in their towns.

Some cities have voted to outlaw abortion within city limits, even when the state they’re located in already prohibits abortion.

Deeply conservative Texas, the nation’s second-most populous state, has one of the strictest pro-life laws, with almost no exceptions for rape or incest.

Still, Dickson correctly said that there are “loopholes” that need to be closed.

Especially when it comes to the interstate abortion trade.

“There’s an unborn child that is being taken against her will across state lines to be murdered. Abortion is murder,” Dickson told AFP.

Abortion travel bans may be the wave of the future

As the pro-abortion lobby works to promote so-called “abortion vacations” in pro-abortion states, the pro-life movement is working to try and save babies from the interstate abortion practice.

In addition to Amarillo, about a dozen other Texas jurisdictions have passed some sort of abortion travel ban, and the pro-abortion lobby is furious.

Harper Metcalf of the Amarillo Reproductive Freedom Alliance said these bans are the work of “religious extremists.”

And other pro-abortion activists have called such laws grandstanding and extremist.

They also claim such laws are legally dubious and almost impossible to enforce.

But these attacks haven’t stopped towns and cities from continuing to pass abortion travel bans.

The proposal in Amarillo would allow private citizens to sue anyone who transports a pregnant woman seeking an abortion on city roads, rather than having local authorities enforce the ban.

It’s a relatively new legal approach that has been used in other abortion-related legislation that seeks to avoid potential judicial hurdles.

Yet it’s still unclear how Amarillo’s law would actually work. 

Last month, the Amarillo city council considered the measure but decided to postpone any action, promising to take another look at it in June.

“Here is a community that wants to be a pro-life community — and I know not everybody feels that way, but the majority does — and your (city) council is a pro-life council,” said Mayor Cole Stanley.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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