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Carthage, Texas

Carthage, Texas is located in Panola County.  


During Panola County's 2016 Presidential Election 81.1% voted Republican, 17.6% voted Democrat, and 1.3% voted for other candidates. 


During the 2018 Republican Party Primary, voters had the opportunity to vote on proposition #7. This proposition gave voters the chance to voice their opinion if they were "In Favor" or "Against" this following statement: " I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas." In Panola County, out of 3,424 votes, 2,754 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 670 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.   


The population of the city of Carthage, Texas is 6,851.


In the News


The Daily Signal - October 23rd, 2019

Why These 6 Towns Became ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ 

By Jackson Elliott


CRIT-LARGE - November 6th, 2019

The Continued Texas Fight to Outlaw Abortion

By Preston Tyler


The Panola Watchman - November 16th, 2019

Supporters Plan To Bring Anti-Abortion Ordinance To Carthage

By Meredith Shamburger


Longview News Journal - November 16th, 2019

Supporters Plan To Bring Anti-Abortion Ordinance To Carthage

By Meredith Shamburger


The Panola Watchman - December 10th, 2019

Supporters Urge Carthage City Officials to Outlaw Abortion

By Meredith Shamburger


Longview News Journal - December 10th, 2019

Supporters Urge Carthage Officials to Adopt Anti-Abortion Ordinance 

By Meredith Shamburger


Buffalo Gap Round-Up News - January 2020

The Message Is Simple: No Unborn Children Will Be Murdered In Sanctuary Cities

By Mark Lee Dickson


Panola Watchman - January 14th, 2020

Proposed Abortion Ban Brings Heated Comments at Carthage Commision Meeting

By Meredith Shamburger


Longview News Journal - January 16th, 2020

Three Texas Towns Vote in Favor of ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’; ET Town To Vote Tonight

By Staff and Wire Reports


Fox News - January 16th, 2020

Banning Abortion, More Texas Towns Become ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’

By Caleb Parke


The Cut - January 17th, 2020

Towns in Texas Keep Becoming ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’

By Bridget Read


The Panola Watchman - January 26th, 2020

Points of View: Should Carthage Adopt Proposed Ordinance Banning Abortion?

By The Panola Watchman


Longview News Journal - January 27th, 2020

Proposed Abortion Ban Tabled At Carthage City Commission Meeting 

By Meredith Shamburger 


Longview News Journal - February 24th, 2020

Carthage City Commission Denies ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ Anti-Abortion Ordinance 

By Meredith Shamburger 


Sanctuary Status

About the Ordinance

The Carthage Ordinance


First Pitch

December 9th, 2019


Second Pitch

January 13th, 2019


Third Pitch / Vote

January 27th, 2020

Result: Tabled


Fourth Pitch

February 24th, 2020


Carthage Speaks Out!

Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

"Murder should not be allowed anywhere." - Jennifer B.


"Not only is it against God's laws, it is murder and it has lasting effects on all involved." - Shawn M.


"Every baby is a blessing from God. God makes no mistakes. Who are we to destroy what God has made?" - Ashley W.


"Because murder is evil." - Kyria B.


"Life is God given, not man given." - Karen M. 


"Because every life no matter how big or small has value and meaning." - Gwen B. 


“Babies are a gift from God, they are alive!” - Karen M.


"My Christian beliefs. Pro life." - Rebecca R.


"Unmoral. Plenty of people out there who will adopt a child. Put that child up for adoption. Don't kill it." - Vickie T.


"It's murder." - Stuart L.


"It’s not our choice to end the life of any human being ." - Melissa A.


"Every unborn baby is a living soul. They have a right to live. No one should have the right to kill these unborn babies. They are a living, breathing human being. Last I checked, murder is a crime. So, whoever kills their unborn child, or whoever is the one physically aborting these babies should be charged with murder." - Elizabeth H.


“It’s murder.” - Crystal K. 


“All lives matter.” - Amanda L. 


“Every baby deserves a chance of life.” - Karina D.


“That is a life and every life matters!!!!!” - Chelsea M.


“Stop killing innocent babies.” - James B.


“It is not the babies choice to be brought into the world. They are innocent in all of this.” Brooke W.


“Genesis 4 Verse 10. If GOD was concerned with Abel's blood crying to HIM, what must 60,000,000 plus abortions be saying?” - Allen T. 

Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

"Every life is a gift from God. These lives should all be protected. We have a duty to protect the gifts that God has given mankind. Passing laws that protect these gifts ensures the sanctity of life. The unborn child is a life that does not have a voice. The unborn need a voice. Those that are incapacitated need a voice. We are their voice. We must speak up for their rights. We must protect God’s gifts." - Nicole T.


“Because its murder. God has a plan and purpose for each of us. We do not have the right to take that away.” - Carie H. 


“Abortion is murder.” - Brooke K.


“It's murder.” - Laurie D. 


“I am 100% Pro-Life.” - Rebecca R. 


"Because it's murdering the babies." - Bobby H 


“Cause it is not the child's fault.” - Herman M. 


“It’s murder.” - Elise R.


"Because it’s a life, and all life is precious!" - Justin B.


"Because I disagree with it." - William M.


"Because it is murder of innocent babies." - Dorris D.


“It is unbiblical. We must speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.” - Michael T.


“Murder is against the law!!” - Jennifer G. 


“We have to be the voice for the unborn! We have to stand in the gap for them, and protect them from the evil that threatens their existence. Life begins at conception.” - Summer M.


“Against my beliefs and against God's laws.” - Johnnie M. 


“Abortion is murder. Plain and simple. Those babies didn’t choose to be here and have as much right to live as anyone else.” - Parris K.


“Because its wrong its against the bible. Shame on them. Give these babies a chance!!” - Pamula P.


“It’s wrong.” - Shania W. 


“All babies should have a chance for life.” - Teresa J. 


Why Carthage Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

“THOU SHALL NOT KILL!! It’s not a suggestion but a command by GOD.” - Paul B. 


“Because it violates God’s law.” - Kevin J.

“I don’t believe we should have the right to take a life.” - Cathy M.


“I believe that every child has a purpose and when that is fulfilled, God will take them home!” - Beverly H.


“Against my beliefs as a Christian.” - Billie Jean N.


"I don't believe in the murder of the unborn." - Donna R. 


"Children are blessings from God. It isn’t our choice to kill. Scripture says . . . Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13). - Jennifer B.


"That is Gods decision, he knows when your time is not us. - Joshua B. 


"It is a grave evil, a scourge on our society, an abomination before God and it is the most important moral evil we face in our nation in our generation." - Shane I.


"I believe in God and I believe a baby is a baby at conception. God makes NO mistakes." - Kay B.


I believe in the right to life. If there is a heartbeat, there is life." - Alice W.


"It is one of the most ungodly decisions our country has made." - Shawn M.


“Abortion is nothing more nor less than murder. I am a child of God as is every one ever conceived. God will judge all of those who support and defend this horrible, evil practice.” - Teresa E. 


“It isn’t biblical. We need to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.” - Jessica T.


“Because I believe that no child asked to be brought into this world nor asked to be taken out of this world. Only God can make that decision. And it should be left only to Him to decide. There are other options no matter what the situation is. And abortion should not be one of them.” - Lisa N.


“Children deserve to live.” Carlie S.


 

 

 

Carthage, Texas: Outlaw Abortion!

Amy Blackwell Addresses Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage, Texas


Amy Blackwell, an Ambassador for Right To Life of East Texas, addressed Still Waters Cowboy Church about the need for the City of Carthage to outlaw abortion within the city limits. 

The Testimony of Amy Blackwell - 01-13-2020


Amy Blackwell, an Ambassador with Right to Life of East Texas, spoke to the Carthage, Texas City Council on Monday, January 13th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Carthage, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.  This was the second pitch for Carthage, Texas. 

The Testimony of Nicole Tarpley - 01-13-2020


Nicole Tarpley, the Republican Party Chair for Panola County, spoke to the Carthage, Texas City Council on Monday, January 13th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Carthage, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. This was the Second Pitch for Carthage, Texas.

DR. MILDRED JEFFERSON: PRO-LIFE HERO

Born in Carthage, Texas, Dr. Mildred Jefferson — the first Black woman to graduate from Harvard — was passionately pro-life. Listen to her searing words against abortion.  "The unborn child cannot escape, can not riot in the streets, and can not vote... I became a physician to help save lives, not to destroy them."

THE FACTS ABOUT ABORTION PROCEDURES

First Trimester Medical Abortion

Abortion Pills


First trimester medical abortion, "the abortion pill," explained by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino. 

First Trimester Surgical Abortion

Suction (Aspiration) D&C


First trimester suction (aspiration) D&C, the most prevalent abortion procedure, explained by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.


Second Trimester Surgical Abortion

Dilation and Evacuation (D & E)


The second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion procedure explained by former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino.

Third Trimester Induction Abortion

Injection and Stillbirth


Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains a late-term induction abortion procedure.