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Lubbock Becomes Largest Texas County to Ban Travel by Pregnant People Seeking Abortions

HeadlineOct 24, 2023

Back in the United States, in Texas, Lubbock County officials have approved an ordinance banning pregnant people from traveling through the region to seek an abortion in another state. Lubbock is the largest Texas county to join such efforts. At least three other rural counties have also passed similar measures. Lubbock resident Shelley Kemp denounced the move as she addressed county commissioners Monday.

Shelley Kemp: “You are going to create a culture of fear and distrust where you set neighbor against neighbor. It’s going to have a chilling effect. Just for example, the language used — 'abortion tourism' and 'trafficking' — that immediately creates fear and distrust.”

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