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Small East Texas town bans abortion

Waskom does not have any abortion clinics in the city.

WASKOM, Texas — A small Texas town has banned abortions, even though it doesn't have any abortion clinics in the city.

Waskom, in East Texas, is located right next to the Louisiana border.

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The City Council passed a pro-life ordinance on Tuesday night, declaring abortion to be unlawful.

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Texas Right to Life says the City Council declared Waskom a "sanctuary city of the unborn" to prevent any abortion providers from doing business in the city.

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There are currently no abortion businesses in Waskom.

The ordinance does not punish women who get an abortion.