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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