Clovis moves forward on passing ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’ ordinance

On Thursday, the Clovis City Council convened a special meeting to vote on proceeding to pass an ordinance banning abortion in the county seat of Curry County.

The proposed ordinance reads, “(2) The state constitution of New Mexico dims not and cannot secure a right, privilege or immunity to act in violation of federal statutes such as 18 U.S.C. § 1461-62, or to engage in criminal and racketeering conduct as defined by federal law. (3) The members of the City Commission are bound by oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the statutory provisions codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1461-62 are the ‘supreme Law of the Land’ under Amide VI of the Constitution and must be obeyed and respected by every person within the city of Clovis and by every judge the state of New Mexico. Ste U.S. Corot. art. VI (‘[T]he Laws of the United Status… Mall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any Mate to the Contrary notwithstanding’).” 

According to pro-life advocate Mark Lee Dickson, who was in attendance at the meeting, “about 300 people showed up.” 

He wrote, “After much debate, and overwhelming support from those in attendance, the City Commission voted 6-0 in support of introducing the ‘Ordinance Requiring Abortion Providers In the City of Clovis to Comply with Federal Law.’” 

“Pro-life America, STAND UNITED WITH THE CITY OF CLOVIS! Pro-life America, stand united with the Clovis, New Mexico City Commission!”

The measure was brought forward by Commissioners David Bryant of District 3.

He said, “I think it’s time we move [the resolution] forward.”

Mayor Mike Morris said in his remarks, “You, by and large, are a pro-life community, so I have a certain responsibility, to the greatest extent possible, to represent you accurately, correct? So… it’s from those positions that I hold I was motivated to begin researching what is possible because the elephant in the room, or maybe it’s not the elephant in the room, it’s the obvious thing to everyone, is that we live in a state that seems to have decided… and the debate is over. Well, I’d like to say that maybe the debate isn’t over.” 

The final vote to proceed was passed unanimously 6-0, with two commissioners not in attendance, although they were supportive.

Pro-life attorney Mike Seibel, who also attended and spoke at the meeting, wrote, “The council attempted to table the ordinance and delay it from publication, a determined crowd fought back. I got up and spoke and threatened to send women hurt by abortion to their offices.  Mark Lee Dickson did a good job playing ‘good cop.’ Other people demanded it go [forward]. 

Now the ordinance will move forward to be published twice and proceed for a final vote in the coming weeks, according to Dickson.

Watch a video of the meeting here.


9 thoughts on “Clovis moves forward on passing ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’ ordinance”

  1. Kudos out to Clovis and Alamogordo for taking this stand as a Sanctuary city for the unborn. We need more cities, towns and villages in New Mexico to also take this position to protect the unborn. MLG and her cronies seems to think she can dictate to all citizens of New Mexico that we must accept her clinics.

  2. future dads also were -are affected. Adoption centers should ne next door to adoption centers gor animals. Adopt your new baby… Adopt your pet then next door ..

    Fetal shelters are inside the moms.

    Fetal cruelty is not a crime yet animal cruelty is.

    Humans please get some priorities and fix your morals.

  3. I am voting for “Pro-Life” and this is why.

    Mark 12:31 “…… your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these”……..(referring to the two greatest commandments),
    My interpretation of this verse is different from that of California Gov. Newsom. For me, the infant in the mother’s womb is her closest neighbor and by loving the unborn……she will provide life.

    John 15:13 “No one has greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
    An infant in the womb is more than friend and a woman who perseveres knowing it may cause her life to end……truly embodies Jesus’s words.

    Revelation 3: 15-16 “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold— I will spit you out of my mouth!”
    As a Catholic Christian, I will do my best never to judge or condemn others, but Christians who believe a baby in the womb is not a life—–can be aborted at any time and support pro-abortion candidates—–are perhaps being lukewarm—–or just plain cold—–I’ll let God decide.
    As for me, I will always vote for those who hold and exercise the Judeo-Christian values that this country was founded on, so please let us join Alamogordo and Clovis and vote Pro-Life. Besides, I truly believe Jesus will expect nothing else.

    God Bless Us All

  4. This should have been put on a ballot and not voted in by 6 commissioners. Women’s body! Women’s choice! As usual, for the City of Clovis, the voice of a few determine law.

    1. What about the child in the womb…….doesn’t the child have a choice? Isn’t the womb the child’s body and sanctuary who is being fed and cared by the woman? Or are you one of them that believes is not a “life” and can be discarded at any time just like trash in the waste basket.? God loves us all…..including you, me, and the unborn …..ask God what he thinks.

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