San Angelo Citizens Begin Process to Force a Public Vote on Outlawing Abortion

An initiative and referendum process to outlaw abortion has begun in San Angelo, Texas. The ordinance and the necessary paperwork were filed with the City of San Angelo (population 101,612) on Thursday, November 25, 2021. If the initiating committee is able to obtain 1,512 signatures from registered voters in the City of San Angelo and those signatures are verified, the Mayor and City Council will be forced to hold a hearing on the ordinance that has been filed at city hall. At that hearing’s conclusion, the Mayor and City Council will be forced to vote for or against the proposed ordinance. If the city council votes against the ordinance, the initiating committee could place the ordinance on the ballot for voters to decide in May of 2022.  The proposed San Angelo Ordinance Outlawing Abortion states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to procure or perform an abortion of any type and at any stage of pregnancy in the city of San Angelo, Texas” and “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly…

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Mason, Ohio Passes Ordinance Outlawing Abortion, More Cities Likely to Follow

On Monday, the city of Mason, Ohio (population 34,792) became the second city in Ohio, and the 41st city in the nation, to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion within their city limits. The city of Mason follows the city of Lebanon (population 20,841) which outlawed abortion in late May. Other cities in Ohio which have considered passing an ordinance outlawing abortion include the cities of South Lebanon (6,384), London (10,279), Celina (10,935), and Troy (26,305). Mason, Ohio The Mason Ordinance Outlawing Abortion required two readings in order to be passed. The first reading of the ordinance resulted in a 4-2 vote with Mayor Kathy Grossmann joining council members Tony Bradburn, Mike Gilb, and T.J. Honerlaw voting in favor of the ordinance and council members Diana Nelson and Josh Styrcula voting against the ordinance. Councilman Ashley Chance was absent for the first reading vote.  The second reading of the ordinance resulted in a 4-3 vote with Mayor Kathy Grossmann joining council members Tony Bradburn, Mike Gilb, and T.J. Honerlaw voting in favor of the ordinance and council…

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