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By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, Sept. 25, 2019

GILMER, TEXAS – A sixth Texas city jumped on board with the growing movement to protect unborn babies from abortion at the local government level this week.

On Tuesday, the Gilmer City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance declaring their city to be a sanctuary for unborn babies, CBS 19 reports. The ordinance prohibits abortions and bans abortion facilities from opening within city limits.

The other cities are TenahaWaskom, Omaha, Naples and Joaquin, all in Texas. Gilmer is the largest one yet, with a population of about 5,000, according to Texas Right to Life.

Mark Lee Dickson, director of East Texas Right to Life, is a leading advocate of the new pro-life ordinances.

“Those are human beings, just as human as me and you, and all we are saying here is in our cities, we do not want those kids to be killed,” Dickson told KLTV earlier this week.

He did express disappointment that the Gilmer ordinance, unlike those in the other cities, does not ban emergency contraception, such as the morning after pill, which may cause early abortions.

“Because of this these products that can cause an abortion are still on the shelves of businesses within the city, and some types of abortion services could still exist within the city limits,” according to Dickson’s website Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn. “This is a great concern to us and a reminder that the fight to end all abortions in Gilmer, Texas is far from over.” ….