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JOAQUIN, Texas - A council member in an East Texas city is seeking to make his home a "sanctuary city for the unborn".

Mike Cummings, who is a city council member for Joaquin, Texas, will ask  for "discussion and council action on claiming Joaquin as a sanctuary city for the unborn," during Tuesday's council meeting.

"We're conservative christian town. We hold on to our faith and pro-life values," Cummings said. 

Joaquin currently does not have abortion clinics.

Cummings said no one from Joaquin has come up to him saying they want to have an abortion clinic in town. However, Cummings is worried that the town might be faced with the issue in the future because of the Louisiana "heartbeat" law Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed in May. 

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Waskom, Texas, passed a similar ordinance in June because of the Louisiana "heartbeat" law. 

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The meeting is set for 6 p.m., at the Joaquin City Hall on Preston Street. 


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