The Sanctuary for the Unborn movement won its largest victory so far when, after two years of legwork involving 200 local churches, voters in Lubbock, Texas (pop. 316,453) passed an ordinance against abortion.
But check the ordinance’s fine print.
The ordinance blocks city and state penalties until the Supreme Court reverses all past opinions that abortion is “constitutionally protected.”
The ordinance also makes lawsuits moot unless the Supreme Court rules against abortion, a state or federal court opines that an abortionist lacks standing to speak for people who seek abortions, and a state or federal court decides that punishment for committing abortion would not impose an undue burden on people who seek abortions. …