Lubbock Releases Outside Legal Opinion on Abortion Ordinance
The City of Lubbock has released an outside legal opinion concerning the proposed Ordinance Abolishing Abortion within city limits.
The ordinance was first proposed on August 25th, 2020, and would effectively make abortions illegal within Lubbock City Limits.
The City engaged with the Olson & Olson law firm in September, asking them to review the proposed ordinance and to provide legal advice to the City Council.
It's said that on October 13th, the City Council received legal advice in executive session, and provided a public release detailing 4 of the major conflicts identified by Olson & Olson. Also on the 13th, the Initiating Committee, which was formed under the City Charter's provisions in relation to petition and referendum items, submitted a petition calling on the City Council to act under the City Charter provisions and either adopt the ordinance or hold a vote.
The ordinance was submitted as "not adopted" on November 17th, so the Initiating Committee exercised its right to require the ordinance go to a public vote. The City Council has said that an election will be held on May 1st, 2021.
Now, the legal opinion of Olson & Olson has been released in its entirety. It can be found right here at mylubbock.info/olson-olson-opinion.
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