The small town of Waskom, TX is not a sanctuary city in the common sense of the term (that is a place where illegal aliens are free to live without being prosecuted for their crimes.)
Instead, it is “a sanctuary city for the unborn.”
The town, which is situated on the border of Texas and Louisiana, has outlawed the practice of abortion within its town limits.
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People against the evil practice of killing the unborn took to Twitter to voice their support of the city's new law.
Take a look at these awesome celebratory response tweets:
Fox News has more to say:
Waskom, Texas, which borders Louisiana 20 miles west of Shreveport, claims to be the first city in the nation to become a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" by way of a resolution and ordinance unanimously passed by five members of the city council Tuesday night.
The ordinance makes organizations that perform abortions or assist in obtaining them "criminal organizations," such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, and others like them.
It was modeled after the city of Roswell, New Mexico's resolution declaring it a "sanctuary city for the unborn." But the Texas ordinance goes even further because it bans abortions within city limits.
"The Supreme Court erred in Roe v. Wade when it said that pregnant women have a constitutional right to abort their pre-born children," the ordinance reads, in part.
Dallas News also gave these details on the town's decision:
A small town along Texas' border with Louisiana has declared itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn" after its all-male council adopted a strict anti-abortion measure Tuesday.
The ordinance adopted in Waskom, shared with The Dallas Morning News by the The Marshall News Messenger, classifies abortion as murder and deems groups that perform or assist in obtaining abortions to be criminal organizations.
"The Supreme Court erred in Roe v. Wade ... when it said that pregnant women have a constitutional right to abort their pre-born children," the ordinance says. "There is no language anywhere in the Constitution that even remotely suggests that abortion is a constitutional right."
People are prohibited from helping someone obtain an abortion, including by providing transportation, money or instructions, and the ordinance also removes access to Plan B emergency contraception.
But none of these measures will be enforced until, and unless, Roe vs. Wade is overturned.
The Washington Post reported that council members took the step as a preventive measure, as there are no abortion clinics in Waskom. Anti-abortion activists had feared a recent abortion ban in Louisiana might cause a provider to move there from Shreveport, according to The Post.
University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King said the ordinance is meant to prepare the town for a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, after which each state would have the authority to regulate abortion within its borders.
"They're getting ready for the next legal stage of Roe v. Wade," King said.