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 

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.


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.

"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.





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.