Are You For or Against The Ban on Abortion Ordinance In Lubbock?
Around the State of Texas on Saturday voters will head to the polls to decide bond elections, city council races, camping bans, and in Lubbock, one of the more controversial elections we have seen in a while.
On Saturday, May 1, Lubbock citizens will vote on whether or not Lubbock becomes a "Sanctuary City for the Unborn". If passed, it would outlaw abortion in Lubbock, except in cases where the mother's life is at risk.
The Lubbock City Council previously rejected the ordinance, but a petition drive brought us to the vote we have on Saturday. Those who support the proposition say Lubbock should take a stand for the unborn and prevent abortion in Lubbock. Those who oppose the proposition are either pro-choice or argue that it will cost the City of Lubbock too much money in legal fees if challenged in court. An attorney, who has written the ordinance and worked on similar ordinances in other cities has offered to represent Lubbock for free, but his services have so far been rejected by the City of Lubbock.
Lubbock would not be the first city to pass a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance, but it would be the largest city to do so and the only city with an abortion provider already operating in the city.
Are you for or against the ordinance? Let us know in the poll below.
Don't forget to vote on Saturday, May 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can get a complete list of voting locations and view sample ballots at this website.