Morton, Texas is located in Cochran County.
During Cochran County's 2016 Presidential Election 75.4% (679 residents) voted Republican, 21.1% (190 residents) voted Democrat, and 3.6% (32 residents) 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 Cochran County, out of 411 votes, 313 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 98 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.
The population of the city of Morton is 2,006.
On September 12th, 2020 the City Council of Morton voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn Ordinance. The vote by the City Council was unanimous. 4 for the ordinance and 0 against the ordinance. In taking this action the City of Morton became the sixteenth city to outlaw abortion in the nation.
In the News
The Marshall News Messenger - March 11th, 2020
By Robin Y. Richardson
Longview News Journal - March 11th, 2020
By Robin Y. Richardson
CRIT-LARGE - March 14th, 2020
By Preston Kelly
About the Ordinance
The Morton Ordinance
September 12th, 2020
Result: Ordinance Passes, 4-0
Result of Vote
Surgical and Medical abortions are outlawed in Morton, Texas.
“Babies have a right to be born.” - Cindy G.
“Stop murder.” - Edward R.
“Life is precious - especially that of innocent children. It’s argued that abortion is about fairness and rights. With abortion - three people are involved. The Mother, The Father and the child. There is no fairness when two of the three have no say.” - Rina R.
“I believe, as the church, we need to be a voice for the innocent.” - Paul Z.
“I believe babies are a gift from God, life begins in conception and every baby has the right to live.” - Zayda G.
“A former life that has a beating heart and life should not have their precious innocent life taken from them. It’s murder. I understand having a cold may be an inconvenience for some but there is always the option of adoption.” - Jamie Z.
“It’s murder!” - Junior Z.
“Every life deserves a chance!” - Jose G.
“Do not believe in abortion.” - Julie M.
“Abortion is not in God’s rules. Abortion is wrong.” - Kim S.
“I was supposed to have been aborted. But God didn’t allow it. I want to see lives saved not taken.” - Micah Z.
“It’s disgusting to kill babies.” - Makenzi Z.
“I don’t believe we should be killing babies.” - Bobbie G.
“It is murder.” - Elizabeth M.
“I am a Christian and babies are humans from conception.” - Mitzi J.
“Because it is murder.” - Hope Z.
“It shouldn’t be legal to kill babies.” - Faith Z.
“I believe life begins in conception, every child is a gift from God and every baby deserves the right to live.” - Andrew G.
“All babies are beautiful! Let them live!! It’s not their fault! God put them there for a reason, we all have a purpose! They all deserve a chance at life! Abortion is murder!” - Criselda G.
“It’s murder.” - Tanya P.
“I do not believe a child should be aborted, they have a heartbeat and it has been proved they have a heartbeat after so many days so therefore they are a human being and shouldn’t be aborted.” - Kimberly S.
“I almost aborted my oldest son when I was in college. I had made the appointment, and at that time I only had to drive a couple of hours to get it. I had a dream from God and the morning of my appointment I woke up and immediately knew I couldn’t go through with it. My son is now 12 years old and is such a gift. I still shudder to think what I would have stolen from the world had I went through with my plans. I want to see our city take a stand for the unborn because I know from experience the easier it is to get to, the easier it is to make that choice. And I do believe it is murder. It breaks my heart to think of who we have killed in this nation and what they would have done for God’s kingdom. I want to see my town stand for God’s word and truth. I believe it will bring blessing on our city when we align our city government with God’s will and take this bold stand.” - Lynna Z.
“I believe abortion has been offered as a remedy, but it is irreparably destructive. It ends the life of a child and scars the mother mentally and physically. Morton should never allow itself to become part of an abortion mill. Abortion is indeed murder because it takes an innocent life. We can say no by becoming a sanctuary city.” - Karen G.
“I strongly believe it is murder!” - John B.
“I absolutely want to see abortion outlawed in Morton, Texas.” - Jamie B.
“God’s will.” - Edward R.