RICHLAND, Mississippi, November 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Preborn children are now one step closer to being safer in Mississippi as yet another city has declared itself a place where children are “safe” from abortion.
Pro-life Pastor Ryan Sullivan of Grace Community Church in Jackson, Mississippi and Les Riley, president of Personhood Mississippi, are part of a movement that has now successfully designated nine Mississippi cities as “safe” for the preborn. The latest and ninth city to be counted as a safe city is Richland.
A Safe City designation means an official resolution has been declared that recognizes the rights of pre-born humans and “the duty of the local jurisdiction to provide equal protection, from conception to natural death.”
The resolution lays out the “legal and moral foundations for why the city is choosing to become a Sanctuary for Life.” Pearl City was the first official Safe City in Mississippi and the resolution was signed by Mayor Jake Windham on October 1, 2019.
The declaration is issued in the first of a three-step strategy put forth by the Personhood Alliance to end abortion locally first. The second step lays the groundwork for future enforcement by educating, empowering and mobilizing the community and the churches.
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
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PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
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Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
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Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
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While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
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Along with tangible support and resources for crisis pregnancies, the resolution also emphasizes training the community to anticipate and successfully navigate pushback. “At this point, you begin to protect local authorities and create a plan for mitigating any upcoming legal challenges.” That way, once the community is behind the initiative, the third step flows naturally from the first two. And it is to pass “local ordinances and statutes that prevent abortions from being performed and/or funded within the jurisdiction.”
This three-step strategy is truly a grassroots effort to change the culture. Pastor Sullivan told LifeSiteNews that “of course we want Roe v. Wade overturned. It is wicked and unjust on every level. But we can't wait around on the federal government. Since when do we need permission from the Supreme Court to protect babies from being murdered? We want to do what’s right in Mississippi.”
Cities in Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, and North Carolina have followed suit.
More than a dozen cities in Texas have been designated as Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn through the help of Texas Right to Life. The Texas campaign sounds similar to the Safe Cities initiative but should not be confused with it.
The Texas movement, which has also spread to many other cities across the nation, has already issued ordinances that differ from resolutions. Those ordinances offer legal protection to the unborn. An ordinance is a type of local regulation or law and carries a lot more legal weight than when a municipality simply enacts a resolution.
And they have not always been met with success. Many of the Texas cities at first faced lawsuits from the ACLU for their Sanctuary City ordinances, but these were dropped earlier this year. This week, Lubbock City Council voted unanimously against citizen efforts to declare the city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. Texas Right to Life stated in a press release that the city council had decided not to move forward as a Sanctuary City in a meeting closed to the public, despite receiving more than 5,000 signatures in support of the measure. “Pro-Life Lubbockites will now move forward by bringing the Sanctuary City for the Unborn initiative to the ballot so the public can have their say during the next election.”
Correction Nov. 20, 2020: This report originally stated that “Many of the Texas cities are now facing lawsuits” whereas the lawsuits against the seven cities are now over. This report has now been corrected. LifeSiteNews regrets this error.