Abortion Lobbyists Construct Billboards Outside Texas Town That Declared Itself ‘Sanctuary City For the Unborn’
Pro-abortion lobbyists have constructed two billboards that read “abortion is freedom” outside a small Texas town that declared itself a “sanctuary for the unborn.”
The billboards are outside the town of Waskom which unanimously passed an ordinance declaring itself a sanctuary for the unborn last month. They are funded, at least in part, by NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) Pro-Choice Texas.
“I think they did it to take a dig at Waskom,” Jayna Lay, a resident of Waskom, told the Washington Post. “They send the wrong message in my opinion. ‘Abortion is freedom,’ that’s a messed up phrase. That’s pretty much saying, ‘Kill your children and you’re free.’ That’s crazy to me.”
“I would never see Waskom having an abortion clinic anyway; it’s such a small town full of churches,” Lay added.
Waskom does not have any abortion providers, but passed the ordinance as a deterrent from allowing any to open there.
The billboards advertise the website “NeedAbortion.org,” which helps women find nearby abortion providers. It also has a section in their FAQ to assist minors with getting an abortion without parental consent — something required by Texas law, unless they obtain a judicial bypass.
Since abortions in Texas are banned after 20 weeks, they also offer assistance with finding late-term abortions out of state.
Waskom is aware that their ordinance may be challenged by lawsuits, but they are prepared to take the fight to the Supreme Court if necessary. The mayor cautioned before it passed that lawsuits will be likely.
“Most likely we will end up getting sued if this passes,” Mayor Jesse Moore said, according to ArkLaTexHomepage.com. “It could go to the Supreme Court.”