In June of 2019, Waskom, Texas made a bold move to outlaw abortion in their city, becoming the first Sanctuary City For the Unborn by ordinance in America.
Since we spearheaded the initiative in Waskom many other cities have reached out to us wanting to follow in the footsteps of Waskom by outlawing abortion in their own city and declare themselves a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.
Will your city be next?
When seeking to outlaw abortion in your city many factors have to be taken into consideration. Are there currently any abortion clinics in your city? Are there any doctors that perform abortions in your city? To what extent are abortion services already happening in your city? Are the leaders in your city for or against abortion services being offered in your city?
These questions, among others, are just a few of the many questions that we like to work through with each city which is considering outlawing abortion.
The answers to these questions make a difference concerning the ordinance that is recommended for your city. So far we have seen a great number of cities in Texas pass enforceable ordinances which outlaw abortion within their city limits, but not every ordinance which has been passed is exactly the same.
The ordinance which worked for Waskom may not be the best ordinance for your city. This is why it is crucial that an ordinance is tailored to specifically fit your city.
But let us not get too far ahead of ourselves. Having the right ordinance for your city is only part of the process. There must be strong support from those in the community who live within the city limits.
There is also a need to connect with your City Mayor, City Council Members, City Manager, and the City Attorney - but all this should, ideally, come after and not before a strong network of community support is established.
You could have the perfect ordinance for your city, but if you do not have the votes on your City Council then the ordinance has no chance on being enacted.
Some of you who are reading this are ready for your city to outlaw abortion RIGHT NOW. We want you to know that we are totally with you! We do want to remind you, however, that outlawing abortion in your city is a process. That process is one that needs to be done right to the best of our ability. With that being said, we would love to come alongside you and help your city like we helped Waskom, Texas (and many others) and work to see outlaw abortion within your city limits!
Now that we have given an overview of the process let's talk about what you can do to help get this process moving in your city.
How You Can Help: Step # 1 - Sign the Online Petition
Earlier we mentioned that there must be strong support from those who live within the city limits of your city. The tool that we have to help us know how many people want to see abortion outlawed in each individual city is our online petition.
How You Can Help: Step #2 - Share the Online Petition
The second way you can help is by sharing the online petition. As we said before, there MUST be strong support from those in the community who live within the city limits. When you share the online petition you help us get more signatures not just where you live, but in the cities around you as well.
If you are looking for a Sample Text to share on Facebook, feel free to copy and paste the example in the next block. All you need to do is (1) copy the text, (2) paste it into your Facebook Status bar, (3) insert your city's name, (4) and hit send!
Sample Status for Facebook
Twenty cities in Texas have passed enforceable ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits. This means that, by city ordinance, babies can never be murdered by abortion in any of these cities because abortion is banned. If you would like to see __________ pass an ordinance be sure to sign the online petition at: www.sanctuarycitiesfortheunborn.com/online-petition
#therighttolife #thefightforlife #fromconceptiontillnaturaldeath #unbornlivesmatter #loveoneanother #sanctuarycitiesfortheunborn
The Third Step: Pray For Your City
Outlawing abortion in your city takes time. Once a strong network of community support is established there will be a need to connect with your City Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and communicate with the City Attorney. Be praying for each of these people who play a part in the leadership of your city.
As online petition signatures come in we will be reaching out and working with the community to organize Interest Meetings and do our part to help you see your city pass an enforceable ordinance. For other ways you can help, see the sections below
More Ways You Can Help: Share Good Articles
The following articles which are worth reading to become better acquainted with what it means for cities to pass enforceable ordinances which outlaw abortion within their city limits. These articles are also worth sharing on Facebook and with your friends and family who are interested in the cause.
Live Action - March 16th, 2020
The Texan - December 2nd, 2020
KETK - January 27th, 2021
Live Action - January 27th, 2021
SANCTUARY CITIES FOR THE UNBORN - INDIVIDUAL PETITIONS
Individual Petitions are extremely helpful for the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative. These individual petitions help us behind the scenes with getting the Sanctuary City For the Unborn effort mobilized in your city. These petitions should not be given to the City Council members but should be collected and returned to the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative.
SANCTUARY CITY FOR THE UNBORN - WET SIGNATURE PETITIONS
Wet Signature Petitions are also extremely helpful for the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative. These group petitions help us with making the case to City Councils that this is an ordinance that the people of their city want. All wet signature petitions should be collected and returned to Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn. They should not be immediately given to the City Council. We do this so that we can keep an accurate tally of how many signatures we have, to eliminate duplicates, and to deliver to the council all at once instead of in spurts. Please contact us and let us know about your current petition collecting efforts in order that we can work with you and your city and to prepare a version of the ordinance that is tailored to fit your city.
Your donation is an opportunity to be part of something bigger. Donate today and help us assist cities in outlawing abortion within their city!