SAN ANGELO, TX – It's official, San Angelo will become a Sanctuary City for the unborn.
According to the Tom Green County Election Office, the final results for San Angelo to become a Sanctuary City for the Unborn passed with votes for 13,180 to 10,344 against.
|Ordinance to Make City of San Angelo a Sanctuary City for the Unborn|
|Candidate||Mail-In Votes||Early In-Person Votes||Election Day||Total||Percent|
|FOR Sanctuary City for the Unborn||732||8,167||4,281||13,180||56%|
|AGAINST Sanctuary City for the Unborn||690||6,163||3,496||10,344||44%|
Once the votes are canvassed by the San Angelo City Council, it will be against the law to have or assist in an abortion. The only exemption in the ordinance will be if it is a life saving measure for the mother.
Here in San Angelo there has not been an abortion clinic since 2013. This ordinance secures that one will not be coming back.
San Angelo has now joined with other major cities including Abilene and Lubbock in becoming a sanctuary city.
Others towns surrounding the Concho Valley that have already become a sanctuary city include Sterling City, Colorado City, and Big Spring.