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Pro Life Victory!: Planned Parenthood Abandons Legal Challenge to Lubbock's Abortion Ban at the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

News Staff : Jan 24, 2022  Right to Life of East Texas

"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. We will continue our work to enact similar ordinances in other cities throughout the United States." -Mark Lee Dickson, Director with Right To Life of East Texas and the founder of Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative

[RTL of East Texas] In a major and historic victory for the right to life, Planned Parenthood is dropping its lawsuit over the city of Lubbock's abortion ban, ensuring that the ordinance will remain in effect and ending the months-long courtroom battle over city's abortion law. (Screengrab image)

The Lubbock ordinance, which outlaws abortion within city limits, was approved by the voters on May 1, 2021, and took effect on June 1, 2021, ending access to abortion in Lubbock and forcing Planned Parenthood to halt the provision of abortion-related services in the city. Planned Parenthood sued the city last year to halt enforcement of the ordinance, but a federal district court dismissed Planned Parenthood's lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction. Planned Parenthood appealed that ruling but announced on Thursday that it was dropping its appeal and ending its litigation over the ordinance.

The Lubbock ordinance marks the first time that an abortion ban has survived court challenge in the United States since Roe v. Wade. The ordinance is structured in a manner similar to the Texas Heartbeat Act, which outlaws abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable but prohibits state officials from enforcing the law, instead authorizing private citizens to sue those who perform or aid or abet illegal abortions. By adopting this unique private-enforcement scheme, the city of Lubbock made its ordinance immune from pre-enforcement lawsuits because neither the city nor its officials have any role in enforcing the law, so they cannot be subjected to lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of the ordinance.

Mark Lee Dickson, Director with Right To Life of East Texas and the founder of Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative, said: "We are thrilled that Planned Parenthood has dropped its lawsuit against the city of Lubbock, which was meritless from the outset. The city has no role in enforcing this abortion ban, so it cannot be sued by those who oppose the ordinance."

"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. We will continue our work to enact similar ordinances in other cities throughout the United States." Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

More information about the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn Initiative can be found at sanctuarycitiesfortheunborn.com







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