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Abortion-Loving City of Dallas Plays Politics, Supports Death

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Abortion-Loving City of Dallas Plays Politics, Supports Death

DALLAS, TX – August 10, 2022: Today the Dallas City Council overwhelmingly voted on a resolution to ban law enforcement from protecting babies from abortion, choosing death over life, and not enforcing the law. This action closely mirrors the ordinance passed earlier this month by the Austin City Council and is in opposition to state law.

Jonathan Covey, Director of Policy for Texas Values, testified before the City Council, reminding members that abortion is illegal in Texas under the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs and HB 1280, the Human Life Protection Act, passed by the Texas State Legislature.

After the meeting, Mr. Covey released the following statement:

“By passing the abortion resolution, Dallas City Council put unborn lives in danger and recklessly compromised the oath law enforcement officers have taken to uphold the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas. This political posturing puts the city on shaky legal ground and potentially wastes thousands of taxpayer dollars while denying science and hurting women. Thankfully, women who need help can get connected with life-saving resources at www.texasheartbeatlaw.com.

In a 13-1 vote, with one member absent, the resolution directed the City Manager’s office to prepare a report on the steps to implement the resolution.  Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia testified at the City Council meeting and stated that he had “no idea” as to how this resolution would be implemented by the Dallas Police Department.

Yesterday, testifiers who signed up to provide public input on the abortion resolution were notified that the measure was being deferred and would not be heard today. This morning, less than an hour before taking up the resolution, potential testifiers received a second email stating that the Council would hear public testimony and requesting individuals to log in virtually.

Texas Values remains committed to life and supporting our most vulnerable citizens and their families.

 

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