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Small Texas Town Votes to Becomes ‘Sanctuary for the Unborn’

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Credit: Jonathan Borba

by Heather Clark, Christian News

The town council of East Mountain, Texas has voted to become a “Sanctuary for the Unborn,” disallowing abortion facilities from opening within its borders.

“We are thankful for the support of the men and women of East Mountain Baptist Church and those from throughout the city who wanted to see this ordinance passed. This could not have happened without their support,” wrote Mark Lee Dickson of Right to Life East Texas on July 20. 

East Mountain is a small town approximately 20 minutes outside of Longview. It has a population of 757 residents and does not have an abortion facility within its jurisdiction. The ordinance rather proactively prevents one from opening, should an organization ever seek to do so.

Three council members voted in favor of passing the ordinance and two abstained. East Mountain now becomes the 14th municipality to declare itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn.”

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