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In Texas, ‘sanctuary cities’ pass their own anti-abortion laws

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Houston (AFP) – While the US Supreme Court ponders a ruling on Texas’ controversial abortion law, some communities in this conservative state are deciding not to wait and are declaring themselves “sanctuary cities for the unborn.” Inspired by SB 8, the highly restrictive Texas law that bans abortion after six weeks and makes no exception for rape or incest, around forty local municipalities have passed measures effectively prohibiting the procedure on their territory. This week, Anson, a town of about 2,400 residents in central Texas, became the latest community to adopt such legislation, a mo…

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