Joaquin, Texas is located in Shelby County.
During Shelby County's 2016 Presidential Election 79.1% voted Republican, 18.5% voted Democrat, and 2.0% 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 Shelby County, out of 3,018 votes, 2,421 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 597 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.
The population of the city of Joaquin, Texas is 850.
On September 17th, 2019 the City Council of Joaquin voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. The vote was unanimous. In taking this action the City of Joaquin became the fourth city to outlaw abortion in the nation.
In the News
KTBS 3 ABC - September 15th, 2019
By Charles Quigley
ArkLaTex Homepage - September 17th, 2019
By KTAL / KMSS Staff
Texas Right To Life - September 18th, 2019
By Texas Right To Life
KETK / FOX 51 - September 19th, 2019
By Mintie Betts
Texas Observer - September 19th, 2019
By Sophie Novack
Faithwire - September 20th, 2019
By Will Maule
Life News - September 22nd, 2019
By Micaiah Bilger
KTRE - September 25th, 2019
By Khyati Patel
The Texan - September 25th, 2019
By Daniel Friend
Washington Post - October 1st, 2019
By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
Dallas Observer - October 14th, 2019
By Stephen Young
Texas Tribune - October 15th, 2019
By Edgar Walters
The Daily Signal - October 23rd, 2019
By Jackson Elliott
The Dallas Observer - December 27th, 2019
By Stephen Young
WORLD Magazine - January 2nd, 2020 (Issue Date - January 18th, 2020)
By Leah Hickman
About the Ordinance
First Pitch / Vote
September 17th, 2019
Result: Ordinance Passes, 5-0
Result of Vote
Surgical and Medical abortions are outlawed in Joaquin, Texas. The sale and distribution of Emergency Contraception is also outlawed.
Fox 33 - September 17th, 2019
Joaquin City Council Approves Designation as Sanctuary City for Unborn
Joaquin’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to designate the municipality a sanctuary city for the unborn, meaning no abortions will allowed inside city limits.
Jonathan Stickland - Texas State Representative for House District 92
Facebook Status - October 2nd, 2019
"Last session my (wonderful) staff came up with an idea to offer an amendment to an obscure bill. It reaffirmed that cities could ban abortion, something none of them had ever tried. My colleagues had no idea what we were doing at the time. I love seeing that little spark turn into a wildfire across Texas. #prolife #onward"
From: Texas Tribune
A Special Message from LTC Allen West Concerning Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn
October 31st, 2019