Planned Parenthood sues Texas city for becoming “sanctuary city for the unborn”
A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has filed a lawsuit against a city in Texas over its recent vote to approve an ordinance that bans abortions from being performed in their jurisdiction.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services filed the suit in federal court on Monday against the city of Lubbock, which recently became known as a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.”
The complaint claims that the ordinance is unconstitutional since it “imposes substantial liability on anyone who procures, performs, aids, or abets an abortion in Lubbock, be it a doctor, nurse, relative, friend, or stranger.”
Lubbock officials released a statement in response to the suit, vowing to “vigorously defend this ordinance” in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. The city is being represented by Heather Hacker and Andrew Stephens of Hacker Stephens LLP of Austin, and Fernando Bustos of the Bustos Law Firm, P.C., of Lubbock, according to the statement.
In recent years, several small towns, mostly in Texas, have passed ordinances stating that abortions will not be allowed within their city limits, despite current laws.