Mount Vernon, Texas

Mount Vernon, Texas is located in Franklin County.  

During Franklin County's 2016 Presidential Election 81.9% voted Republican, 15.2% voted Democrat, and 3.0% 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 Franklin County, out of 1,608 votes, 1,149 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 459 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.   

The population of the city of Mount Vernon, Texas is 2,753.

In the News

Mount Vernon Optic-Herald - August 16th, 2019

Abortion Block Sought In City

By Lillie Bush-Reeves

CRIT-LARGE - September 22nd, 2019

Making Texas a Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Preston Kelly

The Daily Signal - October 23rd, 2019

Why These 6 Towns Became ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ 

By Jackson Elliott

CRIT-LARGE - November 6th, 2019

The Continued Texas Fight to Outlaw Abortion

By Preston Tyler

Mount Vernon Speaks out!

Why Mount Vernon Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City

"It is murder." - Larkin J. 

"Because abortions kill babies that are alive in his / her mother's womb." - Anna S.

"It's murder." - Mike M.

"Abortion is murder of babies in the womb in the sight of God and Man." - Mary-Margaret W.

“Because it is murder.” - Sal L.

"Abortion is the murder of infants in the womb." - John W.

"To let women and young girls who are in a life altering situation know that no matter what has happened to them the good people of Mt. Vernon care for them and that choosing life is always the best option. We even have Tri-lakes Pregnancy Center which exists to help women in this kind of need. So by declaring ourselves a Sanctuary City for the Unborn we are telling young women who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy that they are loved, supported, and that there are people who are willing to walk beside them as they move forward with their life.  Plus if we become a sanctuary for life, we are saying as a city that we want good business in our town and not businesses that are set-up to take advantage of people and make a profit off of them in the midst of their confusion." - Clint S. 

“Because it is murder.” - Susan L. 

"Because abortion kills babies!" - Mary Margaret W.

"It is very encouraging that some Texas cities are taking action to stop the evil of abortion.  Pro-Life people have been praying to end this slaughter of innocent children because their birth came at an inconvenient time.  The city of Mount Vernon needs to stand up for what is right.  We are to obey God and not man in life issues like this. An abortion clinic in Mount Vernon, Texas would mean we endorse the murder of our children in their mother's womb which should be the safest place to be on this earth. I want Mount Vernon and every place on this planet to become sanctuaries for the unborn, truly the most innocent among us.  I know some cities have included help with adoption so all children would be welcomed into a family." - Cathy J.


"Is Mount Vernon, Texas Next?"


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

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"Myth #2 - Costly Litigation"


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

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"Is Mount Vernon, Texas Next?"


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

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"Myth #1 - Unconstitutional"


Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

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