In a surprise bipartisan effort last week, New Mexico’s state Senate gave what has been called by the president of the Family Research Council “ one of the most significant blows of the year to the extreme abortion camp.”
But the good news doesn’t stop there. In response to HB 51, which would have decriminalized all abortions in New Mexico, a New Mexican city decided to become a so-called “sanctuary city for the unborn,” LifeSiteNews reports.
In a 7-1 vote, council members passed Resolution 19-28 Friday in Roswell, New Mexico, the famous UFO tourist destination. In reaction to the extreme abortion bills that were proposed in Virginia, New York, and their home state of New Mexico, the city was prompted to take action into their own hands, noting “the protection of all human life is important to the people of the City of Roswell.”
Sanctuary cities are most commonly associated with Democrats’ attempts to protect illegal immigrant criminals from being deported, but Republicans in New Mexico decided to turn the idea on its head. Instead of protecting immigrants who come into the country illegally, Resolution 19-28 seeks to protect children who have yet to be born.