July 2021 – Lubbock, Texas, is now a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” In early May, with an overwhelming vote of 62% to 38%, citizens voted to ban abortion within the city limits of Texas’ 11th most populous city.
According to Christian Headlines, Lubbock’s population of about 250,000 makes it easily the largest of about two dozen Texas cities that have declared themselves sanctuaries for the unborn.
However, unlike the previous cities, Lubbock has abortion facilities operating in the city. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is, of course, upset with the recent passage of the sanctuary initiative.
“We remain committed to advocating for access to abortion for any Texan, including here in Lubbock,” the pro-abortion organization released in a statement.
But the overwhelming response to the initiative speaks volumes to the city’s pro-life activists.
“The Church of Jesus Christ banded together, stepped up to their role, the God-given role, and said we’re not going to let babies be killed in our city,” said Jim Baxa of West Texas for Life.