The city of Springdale, Arkansas became the latest to declare support for the rights of unborn babies on Tuesday in resistance to the radical pro-abortion agenda that is being pushed on Americans.
In front of a crowded room, the Springdale City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the pro-life resolution, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.
The resolution declares Springdale to be a pro-life city. It also tells the abortion chain Planned Parenthood that it is not welcome there, according to the report.
Though the statement does not have any legal weight, it sends a message that Springdale supports life, said council member Colby Fulfer, who proposed the measure.
“There’s no way we’re going to ban abortion,” because Roe v. Wade is still in place, he said. “We want to say the government of Springdale supports life from creation to conception to the end stages of life.”
Fulfer said he is concerned about Planned Parenthood opening a new location in their city after it closed its Fayetteville branch in July.
The city’s pro-life statement is “respectfully asking the abortion provider to find another city,” he added.
Prior to the vote, a number of people gave public statements for and against the resolution. One was local resident Eddie Cantu who shared how his mother tried to abort him, according to the report.
“She drank all kinds of things to cause an abortion and none of them worked,” he said. “It’s not that she didn’t want me. But if there had been a clinic, I might not be here today.”
Here’s more from the local news:
Speakers supported both sides of the issue, with nine speaking in support of the resolution and nine against.