Lubbock Abortion ban Survives Lawsuit; an historic victory

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Lubbock Abortion ban Survives Lawsuit; an historic victory

On Thursday, the Planned Parenthood abortion chain dropped its lawsuit against the City of Lubbock and its Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance, which bans abortions within city limits.

As a result, unborn babies will continue to be protected in the Texas city.

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“We are thrilled that Planned Parenthood has dropped its lawsuit against the city of Lubbock, which was meritless from the outset,” said Mark Lee Dickson, director with Right To Life of East Texas and founder of Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative.

Lubbock is the largest city in the U.S. – and the first with an abortion facility – to pass an ordinance that protects unborn babies by banning abortions. Last year, city residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the ordinance, which went into effect in June.

Planned Parenthood sued the city, but a judge dismissed its lawsuit. Later, the abortion chain appealed, but it never succeeded in convincing a judge to block the ordinance. As a result, Planned Parenthood has not aborted any unborn babies in Lubbock since the beginning of June.

Now, the victory is permanent after Planned Parenthood filed a motion to dismiss its appeal Thursday, according to the legal document that Dickson shared with LifeNews.com.

“We have said from the beginning that the abortion bans we have drafted are bulletproof from court challenge, and we are pleased that the litigation over Lubbock’s ordinance has proven us right,” Dickson said.

The Lubbock ordinance is historic because it is the first time that an abortion ban has survived a court challenge since Roe v. Wade in 1973, he said.

The Texas heartbeat law, which prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, also is in effect, saving thousands of unborn babies’ lives, but the legal battle over the law is on-going.

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