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WASKOM, TEXAS

Waskom, Texas is located in Harrison County.

 

During Harrison County's 2016 Presidential Election 70.6% voted Republican, 26.9% voted Democrat, and 2.4% 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." Out of 6,949 votes 5,265 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 1,684 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas. 


The population of the city of Waskom, Texas is 2,189.


On June 11th, 2019 the City Council of Waskom voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance. The vote was unanimous. 


In taking this action the City of Waskom became the first city to outlaw abortion in the nation. 


In the News


KTBS 3 ABC - June 11th, 2019

Waskom Passes Ordinance To Ban Abortions Within City Limits (VIDEO)

By KTBS 3 ABC News Team


ArkLaTex Homepage - June 11th, 2019

Waskom Passes “Sanctuary City Law for the Unborn”

By Alexandra Meachum


Fox News - June 12th, 2019 

Texas Border Town Declares Itself Sanctuary City for the Unborn: Here We Will No Longer Murder Our Babies 

By Caleb Parke


The Blaze - June 12th, 2019

Texas Town Declares Itself a “Sanctuary City” - for Unborn Babies

By Carlos Garcia


LifeNews - June 12th, 2019

Texas City Bans Abortion Clinics, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

By Micaiah Bilger   


ArkLaTex Homepage - June 12th, 2019

Waskom Locals Support Abortion Ordinance While Others Fear Speaking Against It (VIDEO)

By Alexandra Meachum 


Texas Right To Life - June 12th, 2019

East Texas City Council Bans Abortions In Town’s Jurisdiction


The Marshall News Messenger - June 13th, 2019

Waskom Becomes First “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”

By Robin Richardson


Longview News Journal - June 13th, 2019

Waskom Outlaws Abortion, Becomes Texas’ First ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’

By Robin Richardson


The Washington Post - June 13th, 2019

Five Men Outlaw Abortion in a Texas Town, Declaring a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”


The Huffington Post - June 13th, 2019

All-Male City Council in Texas Town Votes to Ban Abortions 

By Dominique Mosbergen


BBC News - June 13th, 2019

Texas Town Bans Abortion in All-Male City Council Vote


USA Today - June 13th, 2019

‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’: All-Male City Council in Texas Town Bans Most Abortions

By Ryan W. Miller


The Texas Tribune - June 13th, 2019

East Texas Town With No Abortion Clinics Passes Ordinance Attempting To Ban the Procedure

By Isaac Stanley-Becker


The Longview News-Journal - June 13th, 2019

After Waskom, East Texas Anti-Abortion Group Plans to Extend “Sanctuary” Status to Other Cities

By Ken Hedler


The Texan - June 13th, 2019

Texas City Outlaws Abortion; Declares Itself a 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' 

By Tony Guajardo


The Daily Signal - June 13th, 2019

Texas Town Outlaws Abortion, Declares Sanctuary City for the Unborn

By Mary Margaret Olahan 


Newsweek - June 13th, 2019

Texas City Council Votes To Make Town A 'Sanctuary City of the Unborn,' Bans Abortion In City Limits

By Donica Phifer


Jezebel - June 13th, 2019

Congratulations To The 5 Old Men Who Just Declared Their City A Sanctuary “for the Unborn”

By Frida Garza


NBC News - June 14th, 2019

Texas Town Declared “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” (VIDEO)


Reuters - June 14th, 2019

Texas Town Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

By Ellen Wulfhorst


The Dallas Observer - June 14th, 2019

East Texas Town Does Its Thing, Declares Itself Sanctuary City for Fetuses 

By Jim Schutze


KLTV 7 - June 14th, 2019

Right To Life East Texas Director Speaks Out About Waskom Abortion Ban


Breitbart - June 15th, 2019

Texas Town 1st In Nation To Ban Abortion: Sanctuary City for the Unborn

Dr. Susan Berry


KCBD 11 - June 15th, 2019

An East Texas Town Passed An Ordinance Banning Abortion. What Happens Next?

By Blaine Skiles


Jezebel - June 16th, 2019

Another Small Texas City Wants To Become A Sanctuary for the “Unborn”

By Frida Garza


Activist Mommy - June 17th, 2019

This Texas Border Town Just Became A Sanctuary City For The Unborn: “We Will No Longer Murder Our Babies”

By Elizabeth Johnson


Patheos - June 25th, 2019

How One Texas Town Went From Speed Trap to Pioneers of Human Rights for the Unborn

By Jack Lee


The Houston Chronicle - July 2nd, 2019

City of Waskom’s Abortion Ban Prompts New “Abortion is Freedom” Billboards

By Andrea Zelinski


ArkLaTex Homepage - July 3rd, 2019

Texas Pro-Choice Groups Erect Billboards to Counter Waskom’s “Sanctuary City” Ordinance 


KLTV 7 - July 5th, 2019

“Abortion Is Freedom” Billboards Cause Controversy in Waskom, City Decared the Act Illegal (VIDEO)

By Kenley Hargett


Faithwire - July 5th, 2019

Texas Pro-Life Group Issues Epic Response to New “Abortion Is Freedom” Billboards

By Will Maule


The Human Defense - July 5th, 2019

Texas Town Tells World: Babies Will Not Be Murdered Here

By Jacob McConnell


Baptist Press - July 9th, 2019

Pastor Takes Pro-Life Battle To City Government Level

By Diana Chandler


WFAA 8 ABC - July 17th, 2019

Waskom Remains Committed to Abortion Ban While Mineral Wells Votes to Take No Action On the Same (Video)


Longview News-Journal - July 21st, 2019

White Oak Native Behind “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” Says Movement Is Just Getting Started

By Glenn Evans


The Hill - July 28th, 2019

Pro-Choice Billboards Erected Outside Texas Town That Declared Itself “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”

By Owen Daugherty


The Gateway Pundit - July 28th, 2019

Abortion Lobbyists Construct Billboards Outside of Texas Town That Declared Itself 'Sanctuary City For the Unborn'

By Cassandra Fairbanks


The Washington Post - July 29th, 2019

A Tiny Texas Town Finds Itself On the Front Lines of the Abortion Wars

By Laura Hughes


Fox News - July 29th, 2019

Pro-Choice ‘Abortion Is Freedom” Billboards Erected Outside Texas “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”

By Caleb Parke


Longview News-Journal - July 29th, 2019

Abortion Billboards Galvanize Waskom Residents

From Staff and Wire Reports


End Abortion TV - July 29th, 2019

The Nonsense of Saying "Abortion is Freedom!"

By Father Frank Pavone


Live Action - July 31st, 2019

Pro-Abortion Org Puts “Abortion is Freedom” Billboards in “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”

By Anna Reynolds


The Stream - August 2nd, 2019

Here’s What Texan Pro-Lifers Have to Say About Their “Sanctuary City for the Unborn”

By Mary Margaret Olohan 


The Alabama Baptist - September 28th, 2019

Southern Baptist Pastor in Texas Takes Pro-Life Battle to City Government Level 

By Baptist Press / The Alabama Baptist 


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

Sanctuary Status

Date of Vote

June 11th, 2019


Result of Vote

Surgical and Medical abortions are outlawed in Waskom, Texas. The sale and distribution of Emergency Contraception is also outlawed.

Video HIGHLIGHTS

ArkLaTex Homepage - June 11th, 2019


Waskom City Council passed sanctuary city ordinance

ArkLaTex Homepage - June 12th, 2019 


Waskom passed ordinance banning abortion

KETK NBC - June 11th, 2019


Waskom unanimously declares itself 'sanctuary city for the unborn'

KETK NBC - July 4th, 2019


Abortion is Freedom Billboard put up in Waskom 

WFAA 8 ABC - July 17th, 2019


Waskom Remains Committed to Abortion Ban While Mineral Wells Votes to Take No Action On the Same 


By Kevin Reese

PRAISES & ENDORSEMENTs

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Father Frank Pavone - National Director, Priests For Life

Twitter Tweet - June 12th, 2019


 "Breaking Pro-Life news - Waskom, a small city in Texas,  unanimously declares itself a 'sanctuary city for the unborn' Way to Go, I hope more cities follow suit!"


https://twitter.com/i/status/1138780506034774017


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 Jonathan Stickland - Texas State Representative for House District 92

Facebook Status - June 13th, 2019


 "Thank God for these brave patriots. Every life is worth protecting. #onward"


 Link Shared: 


Texas Border Town Declares Itself Sanctuary City for the Unborn: Here We Will No Longer Murder Our Babies 


From: Fox News

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 Jonathan Stickland - Texas State Representative for House District 92

Facebook Status - June 13th, 2019


 "I had a feeling that little amendment I wrote might come in handy. ;-)


"During the 86th legislative session, legislators passed SB 22, which prohibits transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

The bill contained an amendment, authored by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford), that says the state will not “restrict a municipality or county from prohibiting abortion,” including cities like Waskom."


Link Shared:


Texas City Outlaws Abortion; Declares Itself a 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' 


From: The Texan




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Mike Lang - Texas State Representative for House District 60

Facebook Status - June 14th, 2019


 "This session, I was a Joint Author of the bill to abolish abortion and a Co-Author of the Heartbeat bill. I am fighting for life in Austin, here is an opportunity for our local officials to take a stand on Pro-Life issues! Has your city or county done this yet?

Don’t wait on the legislature, act now."


Link Shared:


Texas City Bans Abortion Clinics, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”


From: LifeNews

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 Sid Miller - Texas Agriculture Commissioner 

Facebook Status - June 15th, 2019


 "Now, this is the kind of sanctuary city that I can get behind!"


Link Shared:


Texas City Outlaws Abortion; Declares Itself a 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn' 


 From: The Texan 

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Franklin Graham - President of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Facebook Status - June 20th, 2019


 "I’m with the city of Waskom, Texas! This town passed an ordinance banning abortion in their city limits and declaring that they are a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.” Their ordinance goes farther to state that "The Supreme Court erred in Roe v. Wade when it said that pregnant women have a constitutional right to abort their pre-born children." The head of Right to Life of East Texas said that rather than becoming a destination for abortion, they want to focus on doing what the Bible says in Amos 5:15, “Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate.” I applaud their goal and their boldness. Abortion is taking millions of lives every year and this needs to be changed. I hope that more cities will take the same stand to defend life."


Link Shared: 


Texas Border Town Declares Itself Sanctuary City for the Unborn: Here We Will No Longer Murder Our Babies 


 From: Fox News

 

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 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


Link Shared: 


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


From: Texas Tribune

A Special Message from LTC Allen West Concerning Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn


October 31st, 2019