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Listen In, Lubbock: Is The Sanctuary City For The Unborn Ordinance Enforceable? It's Complicated.

Scene from the November public hearing outside of Citizen Tower.
Sarah Self-Walbrick
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Scene from the November public hearing outside of Citizen Tower.

Early voting is currently underway for the proposed "Sanctuary City for the Unborn" ordinance in Lubbock.

The proposed ordinance is an attempt to essentially ban abortions within city limits by allowing for private parties to sue abortion providers and those who aid and abet an abortion.

A number of cities across Texas have adopted this ordinance, but Lubbock would be by far the largest and the only one that actually offers abortions among the bunch, to possibly pass the mandate, which raises a lot of questions.

We'll talk about that and hear about what's going on this Legislative Session in regards to abortion and reproductive rights.

Guests:

Sarah Self-Walbrick, Senior Reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Mary Tuma, Freelance journalist focusing on reproductive rights

Important Links:

What lawsuits to expect if Lubbock's abortion ordinance passes, from Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Texas Senate Speeds This Year's Abortion Bills Through Lege, from Mary Tuma

Planned Parenthood Returns to Lubbock, from Texas Tech Public Media

Where to vote in Lubbock

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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