The city council of Mason, Ohio, voted in October to establish a “Sanctuary City” policy for the city of 33,300, declaring that abortion was not welcomed there.
That ordinance passed narrowly, 4-3, and then came municipal elections just weeks later.
Two city council members who voted for the ordinance lost re-election, The Associated Press reported.
Laura Strietmann of Greater Cincinnati Right to Life says the “Sanctuary City” vote was repealed last week in a 6-1 vote.
“It is now,” she tells AFN, “not a sanctuary city for the unborn.”
The volatile issue proved to be a heated one in Mason, where abortion supporters launched a petition drive to put the issue before voters. Before the 6-1 vote, city leaders listened to emotional appeals for and against abortion during a public comment period.
Regarding the heated debate, Streitmann says what her struck her was abortion supporters who shared their abortion “horror stories” and justified taking a life.
“And just to witness pro-aborts, who are post-abortive,” she says, “spending the rest of their life justifying the death of their own unborn child.”