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Over the weekend, Lubbock citizens went to the polls to cast ballots on an ordinance that would ban abortion in Lubbock. The Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance passed overwhelmingly with 62% of those who cast ballots voting for the ordinance.

I can't tell you for sure what will happen next. For now, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU and other organizations are studying the ordinance to see if there is room for a lawsuit.

The good news for the City of Lubbock? If they are sued, an attorney has already said they would represent the City of Lubbock for free in court. An attorney who has written this ordinance and defended it in court. Sounds like a guy I'd want on my team just in case.

I also know this. Lubbock citizens should be proud. Those who showed up to vote, walked blocks, waved signs on Election Day. Be proud that your voices were heard and that life won. I've never seen so many volunteers on an Election Day waving signs for an issue they support. I drove around Lubbock on Saturday and saw so many happy people supporting the ordinance. It was great to see and very uplifting.

After the vote totals were released, I saw some on social media saying how embarrassed they are for Lubbock and how it makes the city look so bad. I saw people commenting about how this will raise taxes and add to spending.

Thought some of these very same people are fine with the City of Lubbock spending millions on a Downtown Park that will only benefit a few.

To those who voted in favor of Lubbock becoming a Sanctuary City for the Unborn, don't be embarrassed. Don't think for a second you have hurt Lubbock or made the City of Lubbock look bad. Ignore those who mock you and your vote. You voted to make a stand. You voted to save lives. You voted to give a voice to the voiceless. You voted to defend those who can't defend themselves.

I stand with you, and I'm proud of you.

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.


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