Lubbock County Bans Abortion Related Travel
Lubbock County Commissioners voted Monday to ban abortion related travel on Lubbock County roads. In doing so, Lubbock County is now the largest county to pass such a ban.
The vote was 3-0 with Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish and County Commissioner Gilbert Flores both abstained from voting. While the measure passed and applies to some Lubbock County roads, the measure doesn't apply to cities in Lubbock County. There is also the question of how the law would be implemented. Something Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish pointed to according to the Dallas Morning News.
County Judge Parrish raised concerns about the legal and practical feasibility of the ordinance and proposed moving the vote to March of next year so the county could assess the fiscal impact. A representative from the District Attorney’s office also asked for additional time to amend the ordinance, although both extension requests were denied.
“This does not mean that we are not a pro-life county,” Parrish said. “But we shouldn’t need a piece of paper that says you can’t drive on our roads to be known as a pro-life county.”
The law bans abortion related travel for individuals and bans the transportation of abortion inducing drugs in "unincorporated parts of the county". The measure would allow for lawsuits against those traveling to get abortions.
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