On Thursday, Lea County made pro-life history by becoming the first sanctuary county for the unborn in the United States, according to Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas and founder of the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement.
The County Commission unanimously (5-0) passed the ordinance banning mail-order abortions in the County.
In New Mexico, abortion up to birth was legalized on the state level in 2021 after the Democrat-dominated legislature stripped all protections for the unborn, mothers, and medical professionals. In the 2023 Legislative Session, Democrats hope to codify abortion up-to-birth and infanticide into state statute.
“This is an issue that’s got the country divided, but there’s a right thing to do,” Commissioner Gary Eidson said prior to the Lea County vote, as reported by Life News.
Although the ordinance only takes effect in the county, exclusive of cities and localities within the county, Eunice, Jal, Lovington, and Tatum, could follow suit with the ordinances in their jurisdictions.
Lovington Mayor Robbie Roberts said, “It takes a lot of strength to stand up and vote your heart on an issue,” adding, “I applaud you for pursuing … this.”
Right to Life of Lea County leader Lori Bova said, “Because of your swift action and the action of the City of Hobbs, the second largest abortion provider in our country has done an about-face and decided to withdraw from our community. Their property deal fell through.”
Other counties, such as Roosevelt County, as well as many other cities in New Mexico, are considering similar measures to protect babies from being killed in New Mexico, especially as Texas pro-abortion groups are shipping women across the border to kill their children in the Land of Enchantment where there are no protections whatsoever for women, babies, or medical professionals.
Many pro-life resolutions have recently passed, including in the City of Alamogordo and Otero County.
Photo courtesy of Mark Lee Dickson via Facebook.