SAN ANGELO, TX –– On Saturday morning, San Angeloans will gather in front of the San Angelo City Hall to protest the movement aiming to make San Angelo a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.
Several weeks ago, Mayor Brenda Gunter announced the city would seek to follow Lubbock's example and put the issue on the ballot –– a move pro-life advocates strongly oppose. They argue the city council should approve an ordinance without waiting for a vote from the public.
During next Tuesday's meeting, the council will meet with attorneys to discuss the issue during a closed session.
The possibility of designating San Angelo as a sanctuary city has become a contentious issue –– especially during the last city council meeting. Both advocates and critics spoke up during the public comment section as both sides fiercely advocated their positions.
The march will begin at City Hall at 9:00 a.m. and make its way to the courthouse and back again. The event, which is being organized by the Women’s March San Angelo group, will advocate for the right to bodily autonomy and accessible options. The march is being held in observation of the national Women's March.