The village of Dunning, Nebraska is moving forward with an ordinance that would ban abortions in the community of 103 people.
Mark Sebring, who pastors Sandhills Community Church, was a driving force behind the ordinance that he admits is more of a statement about abortion than concern an abortionist is setting up shop there.
“We realize that it's a remote possibility that this would ever happen in Dunning,” he says, “but by passing this ordinance we could help ensure that that remote possibility never became a reality.”
The public proclamation that abortion clinics are not welcome began in Texas, where the city of Anson became the 38th municipality in the Lone Star State to declare itself a “sanctuary” for the unborn.
The proposed ordinance in Dunning has passed on the first of three readings that are required before it become a local law.