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By Trey Blanton, Church Militant, May 28, 2020
Texas sanctuary cities for the unborn hold the line
HOUSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas dropped the “scattershot” lawsuit this week filed against seven East Texas cities that passed ordinances declaring themselves to be “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn.”
As previously reported, the ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit against seven of the twelve (and growing number of) sanctuary cities in late February of 2020. On behalf of their clients, the Texas Equal Access Fund and Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, the suit complained of constitutional violations to the First, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments on the basis of abridging free speech, free association, content and viewpoint discrimination, violating Bills of Attainder, and the laws being vague.
ACLU Staff Attorney Anjali Salvador, wrote in a news and commentary article the ordinances were “blatantly unconstitutional.” Salvador went on to claim that most Texans, like most Americans, support abortion. This claim is seemingly in contradiction to the ACLU’s “What’s at Stake” page on abortion, where the group states that more than half the country’s population is “hostile” to abortion and only 13 states are abortion-friendly. ….