“Texas has had enough of Planned Parenthood’s attacks against the unborn,” says Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Earlier this year, the City of Lubbock's voters approved a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn” ordinance by a 62% to 38% margin, essentially outlawing abortions within the city’s limits. Planned Parenthood challenged the city’s ordinance in court, seeking to deny Lubbock's “sanctuary city for the unborn” initiative.
The ordinance allows the family of an unborn child to sue an abortionist for damages, and with the passage of the ordinance Lubbock became one of approximatly two dozen cities having declared such an ordinance for the unborn.
General Paxton’s brief argued that Lubbock’s ordinance was consistent with state law, and encouraged the court hearing the case to abstain from deciding Planned Parenthood’s claims.
The next day, the court dismissed the case, ruling that Planned Parenthood lacked standing to pursue its claims and that abstention was appropriate.
“Texas has had enough of Planned Parenthood’s attacks against the unborn,” Attorney General Paxton said.
“The citizens of Lubbock have spoken, and my office will stand with them. I will continue to protect the dignity of the unborn.”
- Read the dismissal here.