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The Majority Doesn’t Always Rule

The Declaration of Independence has a key phrase for all American citizens. It is known as the “unalienable rights” where everyone has the “right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” These three rights are given by the Creator before any government on earth.

Governments are sworn to protect these rights as it was written by our forefathers who founded this great nation. Everyone is all too familiar with the Roe vs. Wade decision when concerning the most controversial topic in our land, abortion. For a North Texas city, the town hall’s decision stunned its residents.

Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone was set out to start an ordinance which was already passed in another border town in South Texas. He wanted to make the city of Mineral Wells, a “sanctuary city for the unborn.”

The mayor requested the city manager to add the agenda to the council’s meeting. The city’s attorney advised the abortion ban would go against federal law. The idea came from Wascom, Texas, where it is considered a criminal act to perform or assist in any abortions. Planned Parenthood would be considered a “criminal organization.”

There are nearly 17,000 people in the city, and almost all of the city’s residences were in favor of the Mayor’s idea. All except one person who made it their business to show up at the meeting. The council shot down the measure in a 5-2 vote.

The ones who voted against the measure stated it has nothing to do with religion or politics. It only had to do with the fact, the city did not want to get sued.

When the vote was final, the council gave the floor to the public. Only one lady spoke up against the mayor. She stated, “Mayor, I dare you to tell me you own my body like my rapist did. Because I told my rapist no.”

The mass majority were in support of the mayor’s idea and one woman spoke up, she told those in attendance, “Who knows what blessings the Lord has waiting to pour out on an entire city who is willing to take a stand for what He values most out of all of His creation, human life? I feared coming here today, losing friends and stirring up trouble for myself and my family. But, I was reminded of this, and I want to remind the citizens of Mineral Wells this from Romans 8:31: If God is for, who can be against us?” She had groups at the meeting in support for human life such as Right to Life of East Texas, the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, and the Texas Right to Life.

The City of Mineral Wells does not have an abortion clinic, but the mayor stated he wanted it known to the rest of the world they do not approve abortion. He spoke at the end of the public’s opinions saying, “If we’re going to take the stance that we believe that life begins at conception, that our duty as elected officials is to protect that life, then I feel that we need to take this strongest stand possible.”

Most Conservatives are Pro-Life, and Democrats are Pro-Death. Many people have different perceptions of abortion, but the bottom line is in truth, it is murder. This is why the president and Conservatives are pressing so hard to press for the Life at Conception Act and end abortion.

Looking at the moral side, it is never right to kill your child, born or unborn. Most bring up rape. Is the baby’s fault? No, it is not. It is still their child inside the womb whether they agreed to it or not.

Like this woman in the meeting, is it her body? Yes, it is her body, but it is also that baby’s body inside of her body as well. It is two separate people. When President Bush pressed for a criminal who kills a pregnant mother to get charged with 2 murder charges, it shows it is two separate individuals.

What about when the mother’s life is in danger? What parent who has ever held a child kill their own child to save their own life? There are so many cases where the doctors said the mother has no chance, and everything turned out fine.

There are no two sides to this story. Abortion is murder and stops a baby who also has “unalienable rights” of the Right to LIFE, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.