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Gary, Texas

Gary, 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 Gary, Texas is 311.


On October 17th, 2019 the City Council of Gary City voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. The City Council voted to table the ordinance. 


On January 16th, 2020 the City Council of Gary took up again the Sanctuary City for the Unborn Ordinance. The vote was unanimous. In doing so the City of Gary became the 10th city in the nation to outlaw abortion and become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. 


In the News


Texas Tribune - October 15th, 2019

Anti-Abortion Activists Take Their Fight To Small-Town East Texas

By Edgar Walters 


Midland Reporter-Telegram - December 22nd, 2019

‘Sanctuary City for Unborn’ Movement Spreads to West Texas

By Caitlin Randle


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


Abilene Reporter-News - January 17th, 2020

Group Seeking To Make Abilene A ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ To Address Council

By Brian Bethel


The Panola Watchman - January 18th, 2020

Gary Passes Ordinance To Outlaw Abortion Within City Limits

By Stella Wieser


Longview News Journal - January 19th, 2020

Panola County Town Passes Anti-Abortion Ordinance


CRIT-LARGE - January 19th, 2020

Gary, Texas: Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Preston Kelly


Live Action - January 19th, 2020

Momentum: East Texas City of Gary Becomes Nation’s 10th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

By Mark Lee Dickson


Breitbart - January 20th, 2020

Texas Towns Vote To Be ‘Sanctuary Cities’ For Unborn

By Dr. Susan Berry


KETK / Fox 51 - January 20th, 2020

Gary Passes Ordinance To Become 10th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ in the U.S.

By Mintie Betts


Law Enforcement Today - January 21, 2020

Texans Are Voting to Create ‘Sanctuary Cities” for the Unborn, Effectively Banning Abortion

By Pat Droney 

Sanctuary Status

About the Ordinance  

The Gary Ordinance


Date of First Pitch / Vote

October 17th, 2019

Result: Ordinance Tabled.


Date of Second Pitch / Vote

January 16th, 2020

Result: Ordinance Passed.


Result of Vote

Surgical and Medical abortions are outlawed in Gary, Texas. The sale and distribution of Emergency Contraception is also outlawed.


ARTICLES WE RECOMMEND

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The Panola Watchman - January 18th, 2020

Gary Passes Ordinance To Outlaw Abortion Within City Limits

By Stella Wieser


CRIT-LARGE - January 19th, 2020

Gary, Texas: Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Preston Kelly


Live Action - January 19th, 2020

Momentum: East Texas City of Gary Becomes Nation’s 10th ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

By Mark Lee Dickson


Law Enforcement Today - January 21, 2020

Texans Are Voting to Create ‘Sanctuary Cities” for the Unborn, Effectively Banning Abortion

By Pat Droney 

Gary City SPEAKS OUT!

Why Gary City Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

"Unborn have no voice- life begins in the womb and should be protected." - Nancy A.


“Every child is a creation and gift of God!” - Rejeana W.

"I don't believe in it---against my faith." - Ray J.


It is murder and goes against GODS law's that are clearly laid out in the Bible as a rule and guide for our life." - Adam W.


“It is simply wrong to take the life of an innocent baby!” - Katie P.

"It's not right because the unborn child has no say so." - David M.


"Abortion is murder of an innocent child." - Kathy E.


"It’s murder of the unborn. It’s a sin." - Sherry B.

 

 

 

GRASSROOTS PETITIONS

Church Petition Effort

On Sunday,  January 12th, 2020 a petition collecting wet signatures was circulated by Amy Blackwell, an Ambassador of Right To Life of East Texas, at Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage, Texas. 


 The petition is in support of passing an ordinance for the City of Gary to outlaw abortion and become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. Only signatures with verifiable phone numbers and addresses which fall within the City of Gary were collected for this petition.


A total of 21 signatures from the City of Gary was collected.


Rebecca M.

David M.

Tony M.

Adam W.

Kandi D.

Yvonne P.

Chance T.

Kyle T.

Brandi H.

Janet E.

Penny M.

Jeff H.

Phyllis R.

Stephanie K.

Miranda M.

Donna P.

Katrina M.

Kathryn H.

Tim M.

Chad H.

Jody M.

 

Video Testimonies

Testimony of Nancy Alexander - 01-17-2020


Nancy Alexander, a resident of Gary, Texas, spoke to the Gary City Council on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Gary, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. 

The Testimony of Amy Blackwell - 01-17-2020


Amy Blackwell, an Ambassador with Right to Life of East Texas, spoke to the Gary City Council on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Gary, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. 

Testimony of Mark Lee Dickson P1 - 01-17-2020


Mark Lee Dickson, Director with Right to Life of East Texas, spoke to the Gary City Council on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Gary, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. 

Testimony of Mark Lee Dickson P2 - 01-17-2020


Mark Lee Dickson, Director with Right to Life of East Texas, spoke to the Gary City Council on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 to encourage them to pass an enforceable ordinance to outlaw abortion within the city limits of Gary, Texas and to thereby become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.