EDITORIAL

‘Sanctuary Cities’ for the Unborn

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Seven cities in the state of Texas have taken the courageous step of declaring themselves “sanctuary cities” for the unborn. The cities are Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary and Wells. Each of the seven has passed an ordinance that will make abortion illegal there if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Sadly, this is the exact opposite of what happened here in Rhode Island and in New York last year. All too predictably, the ACLU filed a lawsuit, claiming that the ordinances violate the rights of some people “to free expression and association protected under the First Amendment,” and that they “illegally impose punishment without a fair trial.”
There was a time when a baby’s true “sanctuary” was its mother’s womb; that was the safest place a pre-born child could possibly be. That is no longer the case, in part because of the sordid efforts of activist groups like the ACLU. We pray that the good and courageous people of these seven sanctuary cities will be successful in their legal efforts to secure the safety and security of all their fellow Texans.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas. Apparently that also includes the love and compassion they have for unborn children — and the mothers of those children. Many of the citizens of “Little Rhody” need to wake up and take a lesson.

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