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There are 22 other cities in Texas and two in Nebraska that have passed similar ordinances, but Lubbock is the only one that currently has an active abortion provider. Everything Lubbock reports that Planned Parenthood opened a clinic in the city in October 2020 and began offering abortions April 15.
“Today is a victory for life and proof that the silent majority will still stand up for its Christian conservative values,” said state Rep. Dustin Burows (R), who represents the city in the state legislature, in a statement to the Texas Tribune.
Lubbock, Texas is now the largest city in America to ban abortions. An ordinance passed on Saturday declared Lubbock a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” and outlawed abortions within city limits. It declares abortion in city limits “at all times and at all stages of pregnancy” to be an act of murder. There are 22…