Wells, Texas

Wells, Texas is located in Cherokee County.  

During Cherokee County's 2016 Presidential Election 76.9% voted Republican, 20.7% 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." In Cherokee County, out of 5,875 votes, 4,618 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 1,257 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.   

The population of the city of Wells, Texas is 769.

On February 10th, 2020 the City Council of Wells voted on the Sanctuary City for the Unborn Ordinance. The vote by the City Council was unanimous. In taking this action the City of  Wells became the twelfth city to outlaw abortion in the nation.

In the News

Life News - February 11th, 2020 

12th Texas City Bans Abortions, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

By Micaiah Bilger 

The Texan - February 13th, 2020 

Wells, Texas Passes Ordinances Banning Abortion, Protecting Second Amendment, and Prohibiting Camping on Public Property

By Daniel Friend

The Daily Beast - February 14th, 2020 

The Wacky New Anti-Abortion Tactic Taking Off Across America

By Rachel Olding 

Live Action - February 14th, 2020

East Texas City of Wells Becomes 12th in the Nation to Outlaw Abortion 

By Mark Lee Dickson

Jacksonville Progress - February 15th, 2020

Wells: Town Officials Opt To Be Sanctuary City for Unborn

By Jo Anne Embleton

Sanctuary Status

About the Ordinance

 The Wells Ordinance

First Pitch / Vote

February 10th, 2020

Result: Ordinance Passes, 5-0

Result of Vote

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


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