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MINERAL WELLS, Texas — The council of a small town in Texas has voted against an ordinance that sought to declare the town a “sanctuary for the unborn.”

The proposal had been requested by the mayor to prevent the murder of unborn children, but the council feared the cost of a potential lawsuit.

“Why are we in [office] if we are not going to deal with the tough issues before us?” Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone asked the town council, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Perricone had asked the city manager to add the matter to Tuesday’s order of business, but the city attorney told the council that banning abortion facilities from opening in the municipality would conflict with federal law. He discouraged the council from passing the proposal. There are no abortion facilities in Mineral Wells, […]

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