Church Rally for Sanctuary City for the Unborn is Today


SAN ANGELO, TX – At 5 p.m. today, Pastor Ryan Buck and his congregation at Immanuel Baptist Church, 90 E 14th St, are holding a petition drive to place making the City of San Angelo a sanctuary city for the unborn.

The group failed late last year when the council refused to draw up an ordinance or adopt the group’s ordinance making San Angelo a sanctuary city. Since the council did not adopt the ordinance, many churches in the city have come together to petition the San Angelo City Council to pass a sanctuary city for the unborn ordinance. Should the council reject doing so this time, the petitioners can have the measure placed on a ballot.

In all, around 1,600 signatures of citizens living inside the city limits are needed. Several hundred signatures were disqualified when the group presented them in December. Today’s rally is to attract obtaining a few more signatures before the second attempt.

Anyone is invited to come to Immanuel Baptist Church today from 5 until 7 p.m. and sign the petition. The church is at the end of N. Oakes St at 14th St.

Buck said he anticipates receiving enough signatures to get onto the ballot as soon as possible.

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Considering that San Angelo is located within the state of Texas, the state with the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, is this petition even necessary? A sanctuary city within a sanctuary state seems somewhat redundant.

San Angelo also hasn't had an abortion provider here in years if ever.  Planned parenthood in san angelo did not perform the procedure. 

San Angelo has had physicians willing to perform abortions in the past.  They did not take on the task without due consideration.  They are not to be condemned, nor should a blanket condemnation be levied on those who think a woman has the right to choose in matters such as this.

I do not support abortion as a matter of simple birth control when much better options are available to women.  Having said that, circumstances can arise when the termination of a pregnancy in the early stages can well be the best option for the woman and in all likelihood the fetus.  I think it wholly inappropriate for the state to intrude in this process and for individuals to use the term "murder" to describe it.

I do not have the right to tell a woman what she should do in situations that might give rise to such an action.  Neither does the state.

ME Someone, Thu, 01/06/2022 - 16:01

Remember that your taxes will skyrocket if this happens, someone has to pay for all of this. 

Also remember churches do not pay taxes, so the people that are proposing this won't have to pay for it themselves.

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