CNA Staff, Oct 24, 2023 / 14:30 pm
A Texas county this week became the largest yet in the state to enact a so-called “abortion travel ban” in its jurisdiction, passing broad restrictions on the act of assisting in or facilitating abortions there.
The Commissioners Court of Lubbock County voted on Monday to pass an ordinance “outlawing abortion within the unincorporated area of Lubbock County” and declaring the district “a sanctuary county for the unborn.”
Part of the measure includes a stipulation forbidding anyone from “knowingly transport[ing] any individual for the purpose of providing or obtaining an elective abortion, regardless of where the elective abortion will occur.”
The ban on transport applies “if the transportation of such individual begins, ends, or passes through the unincorporated area of Lubbock County,” the measure states.