State's pro-lifers seeing victories, challenges as they defend unborn

State's pro-lifers seeing victories, challenges as they defend unborn

State's pro-lifers seeing victories, challenges as they defend unborn

While abortion-friendly Colorado is witnessing a new method of peddling abortion pills, one of the state's strongly pro-life cities has moved a step closer to banning a notorious abortionist from the area.

Colorado law allows abortion up to birth – which may be one of the reasons abortionist Leroy Carhart wants to open an abortion facility in Pueblo. But the Pueblo City Council this week listened to supporters and opponents of a proposed ordinance that might prohibit that from happening.

Mark Lee Dickson of Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn tells AFN that federal law would make the ordinance under consideration legal.

Dickson, Mark Lee (Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn) Dickson

"While the ordinance itself does not explicitly ban abortion in the language, it is an abortion ban de facto," he explains, "because if the abortion industry has to comply with these federal statutes there's no way they can put an abortion industry in Pueblo, Colorado."

The ordinance passed on first reading and will face debate and a vote later this month.

Dickson adds that he believes the public supports the ordinance. "I went to a meeting recently at a church in Pueblo. They only had five days to organize this meeting at this church [and] over 400 people were in attendance," he exclaims. "Pueblo, Colorado is very pro-life."

Carhart, the abortionist who wants to set up shop there, has quite a reputation. He performs late-term abortions, has sent several women to hospitals following an abortion, has been sued for malpractice, and has done abortions on at least two women who later died.

As LifeNews.com points out, Pueblo would join dozens of other cities and counties in several states that have passed similar ordinances. In addition, states such as Oklahoma and Texas ban abortion. But the abortion cartel has devised another way to make more money from those states' residents: they will be using a rustic-looking, unmarked van to sell abortion chemicals, making stops along Colorado's southeast border near those two states.

Marcie Little of Colorado for Life tells AFN why it's a more dangerous method.

Little, Marcie (Colorado for Life) Little

"[There's] no physician oversight, no making sure that the pregnancy is even viable, no making sure that it's not ectopic, making sure that women are not beyond the FDA-regulated 10 weeks," Little emphasizes. "None of that is being looked into; none of that is being checked before women are just handed these abortion pills that come with serious risks [and serious side effects]."

Little says they would like to see action taken, but it would require passing legislation to try to counteract current legislation. "But I don't anticipate that happening anytime soon," she laments. We could try to pass certain city ordinances to keep the van from being active in those areas, but I think the biggest thing is education."

Cities mentioned by Little could – like Pueblo – consider Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn ordinances that would bar providing abortion within city limits. Counties could also pass them.