Albuquerque pro-life ordinance survives attempt to kill it
States are now examining and sometimes passing bills to ban abortion after 20 weeks, and some cities are as well. One is Albuquerque, N.M., where local pro-life leaders tried to get a Pain Capable Unborn Child Ordinance on the Oct. 8 ballot. The city clerk said no‚ÄĒbut that setback appears only temporary.
Pro-lifers modeled the ordinance after the Fetal Pain Bill passed in the U.S. House. They filed a petition with city officials on June 28, and in 20 days collected 26,900 signatures, with the goal of having Albuquerque citizens vote on the ordinance. Officials had verified only 9,900 signatures by the Aug. 19 city council meeting, fewer than the 12,091 required to present the measure during the next scheduled election....
As Russell Moore pointed out and as I added to that thread, Report: Abortions in Nebraska fall to 20-year low, while laws may make it harder to have standard abortions--I fine with that by the way, the newer methods such as chemical means to terminate pregnancies is on the upswing.
Again churches and other groups have to show the benefits to the future mother why she should carry the child to term, the help she'll receive, so she won't murder her child. They should increase their efforts and not decrease them, since it's not the case they are winning the battle.