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Tenaha, Texas

Tenaha, 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 Tenaha, Texas is 1,160.


On September 23rd, 2019 the City Council of Tenaha voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. All who were present voted in favor of passing the ordinance.


In taking this action the City of Tenaha became the fifth city to outlaw abortion in the nation. 


About the Ordinance

The Tenaha Ordinance


In the News


CRIT-LARGE  - September 22nd, 2019

Making Texas a Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Preston Kelly


KLTV 7 - September 23rd, 2019

2 East Texas Towns Discuss Banning Abortions Within City Limits

By Brenna Burger


CRIT-LARGE - September 23rd, 2019

Tenaha: Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Preston Kelly


KLTV 7 - September 23rd, 2019

Tenaha Passes Ordinance Outlawing Abortion In Their Town; Gilmer To Discuss Ordinance Tuesday

By Brenna Burger


East Texas Press - September 24th - 2019

City of Tenaha Becomes Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Colleen Doggett


ArkLaTex Homepage - September 24th, 2019

Tenaha To Become Fifth 'Sanctuary City For The Unborn'

By KTAL / KMSS Staff


CBS 19 - September 24th, 2019

Tenaha Bans Abortion, Declares Itself Sanctuary City

By Matthew Copeland 


The Texan - September 25th, 2019

Three More East Texas Towns Pass “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” Ordinances 

By Daniel Friend 


Life Site - September 25th, 2019

Another Texas Town Passes Abortion Ban, Becomes Sanctuary for the Unborn

By Lisa Bourne 


Washington Post - October 1st, 2019

Antiabortion Law Spreads in East Texas as ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’ Movement Expands

By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux 


Dallas Observer - October 14th, 2019

Fed Up With Legislative Moderation, Texas Anti-Abortion Activists Take To The Cities

By Stephen Young  


Texas Tribune - October 15th, 2019

Anti-Abortion Activists Take Their Fight To Small-Town East Texas

By Edgar Walters 


The Daily Signal - October 23rd, 2019

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

By Jackson Elliott

The Daily Update

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TESTIMONIES

The Testimony of Amanda Treat


The City Secretary of Tenaha, Texas opens up about why she believes Tenaha, Texas should be a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.  

The Testimony of Jeremy H. Pope, Chief of Police for the City of Tenaha


The Chief of Police for Tenaha, Texas opens up about why he believes Tenaha, Texas should be a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. 

"Abortion is Murder and Should Be Treated as a Prosecutable Offense" - Jeremy H. Pope, Chief of Police for the City of Tenaha


The Chief of Police for Tenaha, Texas opens up about what he thinks about abortion.