Oh no, they're not trying control women or anything, when they pass an ordinance that not only outlaws abortions within the city of Lubbock, but allows family members of a woman who has an abortion to sue the provider and anyone who peripherally assists her, like by driving her to a clinic. BUT IT'S ABOUT THE BABIES, IT'S NOT ABOUT CONTROL. Via the Texas Tribune:
Lubbock voters on Saturday backed a “sanctuary city for the unborn” ordinance that tries to outlaw abortions in the city’s limits, likely prompting a lawsuit over what opponents say is an unconstitutional ban on the procedure.
The unofficial vote, 62% for and 38% against the measure, comes less than a year after Planned Parenthood opened a clinic in Lubbock and months after the City Council rejected the ordinance on legal grounds and warned it could tee up a costly court fight.
The passage of the ordinance makes Lubbock one of some two dozen cities that have declared themselves a “sanctuary … for the unborn” and tried to prohibit abortions from being performed locally. But none of the cities in the movement — which started in the East Texas town of Waskom in 2019 — has been as big as Lubbock and none of them have been home to an abortion provider.