Lindale, Texas

Lindale, Texas is located in Smith County.  

During Smith County's 2016 Presidential Election 69.5% voted Republican, 26.3% voted Democrat, and 4.2% 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 Smith County, out of 22,594 votes, 17,190 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 5,404 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.   

The population of the city of Lindale, Texas is 6,149.

The City Council rejected the request of the citizens of Lindale to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion and, instead, passed a non-binding resolution that the citizens of Lindale never asked for.  Despite the outcome of the City Council's vote, the citizens of Lindale still want to see their city outlaw abortion and become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.

In the News

CRIT-LARGE - November 6th, 2019

The Continued Texas Fight to Outlaw Abortion

By Preston Tyler

Abilene Reporter-News - January 17th, 2020

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

By Brian Bethel

KETK - February 18th, 2020

Residents in Support of Becoming ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn” Despite City Failing To Pass Ordinance 

By KETK Staff

Tyler Morning Telegraph - February 18th, 2020

Lindale City Council Stops Short of Outlawing Abortion Despite Community Push

By Zak Wellerman

The Texan - February 19th, 2020

Lindale City Council Rejects Ordinance to Ban Abortion In Favor of Non-Binding Resolution

By Daniel Friend

Sanctuary Status

About the Ordinance

The Lindale Ordinance

First Pitch 

January 7th, 2020

Second Pitch

January 21st, 2020

Third Pitch

February 4th, 2020

Fourth Pitch / Vote

February 18th, 2020

Result: City Council rejected the request of the citizens of Lindale to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion and, instead, passed a non-binding resolution that the citizens of Lindale never asked for. 

Result of Votes

Abortion is NOT outlawed in Lindale and no law is on the books in Lindale that would prevent the abortion industry from expanding into the city.


Why Lindale Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

"To make a statement that we are a city that is pro life, pro Bible, and pro Christian." - John W.

"Because everyone, even in the womb, has a right to live!!" - Merlene W.

"It is Murder." - Bradley R.

"It's not right to be able to kill children born or unborn. I believe it should be outlawed because no matter what, it is murder. We all have a right to live and the unborn deserves a voice and life." - Jeremy C.

"I believe abortion is murder. Everyone should have a chance at life." - Anna C.

"It's wrong. Babies didn't have a say whether or not they are born. Somebody has to stop killing babies." - Rebekka L.

"Life begins at conception by God's will alone and that life is in the Imago Dei. No one has the right to shed innocent blood." - Jason M.

"I believe in the right to life for the unborn." - Camilla F.

"I believe abortion is murder and is therefore wrong. Every life deserves a chance." - Melanie L.

"I believe life begins at conception and that society has a responsibility to protect life." - Wendy D.

"Because I believe in the sanctity of human life. All lives matter." - Jennifer B.

"Life matters, even the unborn life. Praying for celebrations of birthdays." - Shirley A.

“It's murder.” - Sam W.

"It is written, "blood pollutes the land." Abortion is the shedding of innocent blood. For the unborn, for this land, and for fear of God, we must stop shedding innocent blood in this land." - Paul F.

“Murder is wrong! Killing of innocent babies is an abomination! End this despicable movement of abortion!” - Hannah W. 

“Stop the terrible sin of murdering our children before or shortly after they are born and saving our country or at least our city from God’s wrath.” - David and Mary N.

“I am for the life of the unborn.” - Rosemary M.

“I believe that abortion is murder of helpless innocents.” - Frances M.

“My now ex-daughter-in-law had an abortion 2 years ago. I offered to take the baby and adopt it. She declined. It also took me 10 years to have my first child. We were contemplating adoption, but then I got pregnant. I volunteered at a crisis pregnancy center in Baytown.” - Angela W. 

“I want to see abortion outlawed in LIndale.” - Julie G. 

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - John G.

“Because it’s murder.” - Clint B.

“Because it’s a baby even in the womb.” - Jessica B.

“Yes, I want to see Abortion outlawed.” - Chris L.

“Abortion should be outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Huija L.

“Abortion needs to be outlawed in Lindale.” - Steven H. 

“Please refer to the Holy Bible.” - Joey K.

“To take a life is murder.  I include the pre-born in the list of living beings.” - Neda M. 

“Abortion is murder, and against the will of God.” - Stacie W. 

“All life is valued and important.  Saving lives of the unborn is a noble cause. All lives are important. We should speak for the least of these. Please protect life!” - Amber J.

“All life is precious. Life begins at conception. We support life.” - Peggy L.

“Biblical & Moral principles.” - Claudia L. 

“Abortion is murder.” - Frances P.

“My adopted daughter was saved from abortion.” - Gary H. 

“I want to see abortion outlawed because God tells us to choose life.” - Frances C.

God’s blessing is not on a city that kills the unborn.” - Dian and Judson B.

“It kills.” - Delores T. 

“Abortion should be outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - David M. 

“It’s not God’s plan.” - Concetta G.

“Abortion is against the Lord.” - Leslie C.

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Charlotte Z. 

“Abortion should be outlawed.” - James C.

“Abortion is wrong. Wrong to kill an unborn child.” - Holly S. 

“Because abortion, murder is wrong.” - Daniel S.

“Yes, abortion should be outlawed in the city of Lindale.” - Judith S. 

"The ending of life that occurs during an abortion is very wrong. Each of our lives matters to God and He created us to extend the value of life to all who have a chance to live.  I would rather focus my attention on supporting women facing unplanned pregnancies, bringing justice to any person that would rape or force an unwanted pregnancy, and to provide a rich,full quality of life for the child." - Deserea B.

“Yes. It is taking of a life that Christ wants brought into this world.” - Cindy C. 

“I love children and know that abortion is murder.” - Judy S.

“While I believe in the free choices of all people, I believe that the choice to have an abortion causes psychological harm to the woman kills a child. I want to be in favor of the choice that does the most good.” - Jordyn L. 

“I believe every child is a living creation and should have every chance at life. Abortion is murder.” - Debbie M. 

“It is murder.” - Nathan I. 

“Because God values all life, mothers, babies, everyone!” - Dennis B.

“The unborn child can not defend itself so it is up to us to take up the cause.” - Donald W. 

“Outlawing the heinous practice of abortion city-by-city is another step in the right direction that sends a message to the general public and the high levels of government that preborn human life is valuable and worth protecting by law. At the same time, we must also work to bring positive, life-affirming solutions to reach those who are abortion-minded, especially vulnerable women and girls in crisis pregnancies.” - Jackie and Larry M. 

“I know that God hates the taking of life at any age, but I feel especially someone needs to speak up for the protection of the unborn.” - Carole R.

“Life begins at conception!! God is the creator of all life and we are created in His image! Every life has value and God has a plan for every life. An unborn child does not have a voice; therefore, we need to stand up for these children and be a voice for them that cries out to ‘live.’” - Janna M.

“I am pro-life so I want to see abortions outlawed. Why am I pro-life? I had an abortion when I was 18 years old. It ruined my life for over 30 years. I don’t want to see any other human go through the devastation that an abortion causes. Abortion is murder because life begins at conception.” - Joy D.

“It’s against God!” - Linard A.

“Abortion is immoral.” - Michael L.

“Because I don’t believe in abortion. I believe it is against God’s will.” - Kathleen W.

“Abortion is not in God’s will.” - James B.

“We all should have a chance to live.” - Michael P.

“The unborn have a right to life.” - Bracy T.

“It is murder and we need to change the social norm. Adoption options!” - Merida S.

“Because abortion ends lives, I desire to see it outlawed.” - Kara F. 

“Abortion needs to be outlawed everywhere.” - Lornita T. 

“Because unborn children are alive and abortion is sacrifice. Evil sacrifice.“ - Hayden O.

“Because I believe it is murder of an innocent baby that is supposed to be protected.” - Judith F.

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Kim Y.

“It is a matter of faith and a need to protect those babies.” - Henry Richard M.

“Life is precious. It begins at conception.” - Gina S.

"I cannot believe that the United States ‘leading’ cause of death is abortion! I believe that if the most pro-abortion person would just watch an abortion, they would not be able to continue their "attitude of murder"! It should be known that each baby has potential not realized when the baby dies.” - Joyce B.

“I am 100% pro-life!  As a Christian, I do not believe in abortion.  Adoption is a wonderful alternative if the baby is not wanted, but killing it is not okay! I would in no way support an abortion clinic here in Lindale, Texas.” - Kelly L.

“I am against abortion.” - Jason L.

“I believe abortion is murder and believe all life is ordained by God.” - Sally C.

“I believe it is murder. I believe the babies suffer a painful death and that the mothers and fathers suffer an emotional death and guilt.  I believe God knows us and has a plan for us as He weaves us together in our mother's womb.” - Mike M.


“Life begins at conception, so I believe abortion is taking a human life = murder. Human life has a value placed by our Creator God that cannot by determined by a ‘choice’. - Nancy H. 


“I believe in the sanctity of human life and that all life is precious. I also believe that it is wrong that the medical industry uses human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue. Sadly, the vast majority of people do not realize this fact and we must stand for truth.” - Cynthia W.

“Abortion ignores the right to life for unborn.” - Aubrey D.

“To save the lives of those children who can’t speak. To stop the womb being the most unsafe place for a child; to stop the genocide in our nation; to help those women to not sin, to give hope to those who want to have these children for their own. - Elisabeth W. 

“Against God’s will.” - Jerry and Pauline J.

“Because God values life, mothers, babies, everyone!” - Daniel B.

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Paul T.

“Abortion needs to be outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Patt S. 

“Lindale, Texas should pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within the city limits.” - Denis and Pat K.

“I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Norma L.  

“Because it is wrong! It is murder.” - Roxie M.

“I want to see abortion stopped.” - Linda S.


“It's against God; it's murder.” - Greg and Vicki C. 

“It's murder - babies are a gift from God.” - Dolores V.

“To protect life.” - Douglas and Paula D. 

“I want Lindale to pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within the city limits.” - Mary G.

“It’s murder.” - Lance P.

“Lindale should pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within the city limits.” - Connie P. 

“It's murder and wrong and hurts not only the baby but the mom.” - Susan R.

“God will judge our country for this abomination against His will. He gives life and takes life . . . He numbers our days.” - Robert G.

“I consider abortion to be murder.” - Virginia B. 

“I am a Christian . The bible is where I find direction in this life on earth. God gave commandments in the bible in the Old Testament . One of His commandments in Exodus says that I must not murder or kill.” - Jerry T. 

“i believe from conception a child has immeasurable value. the general health and responsibilities of the society.” - Gabe L. 

“It is against God!” - Richard W.

“I want to see abortion outlawed everywhere.” - Brett H. 

“Life is a gift.” - Leighann Q.

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed.” - Shane S. 

“It’s against God. And it’s murder. Killing an innocent child.” - Rogelio R. 

“It is murder and against the laws of our Holy God.” - Joshua C.

“It’s God’s desire to see abortion outlawed!” - Marianne K.

“The right to life. It’s biblical.” - Rev. James L. 

“It is against God.” - Joseph K.

“Because my ex-wife committed abortion several times out of spite towards me.” - Joe N. 

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - William M.

“Because it’s evil and against God’s will. Life matters.” - Brandon H. 

“Abortion is against God. Abortion is evil.” - Juan B.

“I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Tyler, and the United States.” - Andy G.

“Stop killing babies.” - Charlotte and Joe F.  

“Because all life deserves the right to live.” - Daniel R. 

“Everyone has the freedom of living. Jesus makes all and in God’s will, babies should live.” - Anita Q. 

“As Christians we are called to stand for life and we believe life begins at conception.” - Krysta H.

“Because every baby is a living human being and abortion is killing an innocent person. I do not want innocent people to die.” - Pastor David H.

“Human life is sacred and needs protecting.” - Joseph F, Jr. 

“Babies are human life without a voice yet, so I am speaking up for them and their rights.” - Clint H.

“It’s not God’s plan for innocent children to die that don’t have a say. I believe it is murder that is sadly thought of as a choice a woman should have. People have been deceived to believe that it isn’t bad/sin by people who are non Christians generally. Abortion is essentially destroying a life that is uniquely created by God and a representation of God that has never been seen but outlawing abortion would give every child a chance.” - Enoch S.

“I want what my Father, Creator, Lord wants & He wants life.” - Pamela P. 

“All life is precious and everyone is created by God Almighty.” - Jimmy P. 

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas!” Amy R. 

“Because God says all life is sacred.” - Cynthia J.

“It’s wrong!” - Kurt A. 

“I want to see abortion outlawed because I believe each person is created in the image of God and has value, worth and purpose.” - Steven H.

“I want to see abortion outlawed because so many hundreds of innocent lives are being obliterated – often by young women who will suffer the consequences of this “simple medical procedure” for decades as they understand fully what they have done.” - Molly A.

“To prevent all more killing of innocent “pre-born whom God has loved and valued since the beginning of time, and destined for a full life – not its cruel termination by deluded perpetrators and confused women.” Carole C.

“Abortion ends a life. Life is precious and created by God. No one should legally be allowed to end a life. Many families have room in their hearts and homes to take in these babies. There are no unwanted children If they are not wanted by their biological parents, they are wanted and loved by others. Please vote to make Lindale a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. We have big hearts and warm hearts in Lindale.  Send your “unwanted” children here.” - Lisa R.

“I want to see Lindale, Texas outlaw abortion and become a sanctuary city for the unborn.” - Heath S.

“I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Rebecca S. 

“Lindale should pass an ordinance outlawing abortion.” - Carolyn M.

“It is a violation of the sacred law of Christ.” - Teresa M.

“Killing of a human is against my beliefs.” - Teresa and Jonathan B.

“Lindale should pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within the city limits.” - Linda T. 

“It is against the laws and heart of God.” - Justin A.

“To protect the lives of the unborn.” - Steven C.

“Sanctity of Life - Sanctity of Human Life” - Andrew and Estella M.

"I want to see one of the largest forms of genocide ended in my lifetime." - Grayson L.

“It is murder.” - Tom L. 

“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale.” - Judy H.

“Abortion should be outlawed within the city of Lindale.” Sally P.

“It’s murder.” - Mike S.

“To protect the lives of the unborn.” - Camila C. 

“That’s what God wants.” - Jerry W. 

“For the babies.” - Deborah E. 

“To protect life.” - Liv L. 

“I believe all human life is sacred.” - Sonja L.

“Abortion murders a baby and harms the mother for life.” - Joel P.

“Because it is wrong and it is murder.” - Shannon S.

“I want to see abortion outlawed in Lindale, Texas.” - Jennifer B. 

“It is against the laws and heart of God.” - Justin A. 

“I lost a pregnancy at 9 ½ weeks and held my child - it was not a fetus or a blob of tissue - it was a little person with fingers and a face. You will never convince me, as a mother, that I will not meet my child one day in eternity and that he or she had every right to live if it had been “my choice.” - Kristen J.


Lindale Speaks Out!

A Grassroots effort was organized within the City Limits of Lindale to obtain signatures of Lindale residents in favor of the City of Lindale outlawing abortion and becoming a Sanctuary City of the Unborn. 


Over 100 signatures in favor of the City of Lindale outlawing abortion and becoming a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.

 Joey P

Charles C

Christi C

Justin B

Charlotte T

Alexandria K

Nancy A

Fernando R

Mark B

Delia D

Randy R

LuAnn S

Grant M

Debra C

Merlene L

Wayne I

Nancy S

Peggy L

Jessica S

Billy S

Chris C

Kendall S

Richard S

Amber F

Austin B

Patricia K

Bob K

Jennifer L

Eva W

Ron G

Ed G

Elaine D

Amy R

Sabrina A

Todd S

Alexandra B

Taylor B

Adriane B

Ansley S

Haley S

Gerome E

Anthony M

Jackson H

Trystan R

Amy G

Bradley J

Heather C

Scott F

Jason B


Alena C

Joe A

Donald W

Carmen H

Beth K

Meagan M

Jacob P


Brandon C

Luke B

Less J

Bobby J

Tracy F

Hurtis J

Judy B

Linda J

Roy B

Norman O

William T

Carolyn B

Nancy P

Terone W

Kay C

Tony W

Wanda W

Bill A

Shayla H

Brittney H

Tierra G

Larry W

Gladys D

Vermon C

Eloise C

Christopher G

Diane G

Anito C

Holly S

Jane I

Lanette M

Rachel C

Jack S

Ed L

Gary F

Jill A

Sandra F

Tracy C

Jack M

Donna C

Lauren S

Michael C

Mayra B

John W

Gloria M

Ken R

Viola S

Charlotte G

Becky F

Dustin D

Katelyn P

Yemile F

Esther I

Katlyn W

Keiara W

Jim P

Raymond B

Shawn C

April C

Matthew B

Dustin S

Lisa E

Christa S

Jane B

Jessica W

Amanda T

Mike G

Paul S

Nikki B

Wesley T

Dacia T

Scott F

Maria C


"Is Lindale, Texas Next?"


Lindale News and Times

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Page 4

"Myth #1 - Restrictions"


 Lindale News and Times

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Page 3

"Is Lindale, Texas Next?"


 Lindale News and Times

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Page 5

"Myth #2 - Costly Litigation"


 Lindale News and Times

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

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Mark Lee Dickson interviews Mike Cummings Jr, City Councilman of Joaquin, Texas - the fourth city in the nation to outlaw abortion. Mike shares why the City of Joaquin outlawed abortion, what opposition they faced, what has happened since the city of Joaquin outlawed abortion 6 months ago, and what wisdom he has to share with City Council Members from cities like Lindale and Carthage who are considering the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn ordinance.