New Home, Texas, has become the 15th city in Texas – and the nation – to outlaw abortion.
“I think the vote is an important step for our families and students of New Home,” Superintendent for New Home Independent School District Shane Fiedler said. “We are sending a message not just for today, but for 10, 20, 30 years in the future. We are taking a stand against abortion. It is time to call right right and wrong wrong.”
New Home’s new ordinance allows for exceptions for the health of the unborn child, removing a dead, unborn child and removing an ectopic pregnancy.
The law subjects the doctor, and anyone who aids and abets, them to fines, and also makes “any person, corporation, or entity that commits an unlawful [act]” liable in court (with the exception of the mother) to any surviving relative of the unborn child.
Other Texas cities that have outlawed abortion include Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Gilmer, Westbrook, Rusk, Colorado City, Gary, Big Spring, Wells, Whiteface, and East Mountain.