Texas' Controversial Anti-Abortion Strategy: Blocking Roads to Reproductive Rights

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In this episode of the Donovan Adkisson Show, Donovan discusses a concerning anti-abortion strategy emerging in conservative cities and counties in Texas. This strategy comes in response to the frustration of many conservatives after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The jurisdictions in question are passing ordinances that make it illegal to transport anyone for an abortion using local roads within city or county limits. These ordinances also empower private citizens to sue individuals or organizations they suspect of violating the law. The ultimate goal is to block major highways and prevent pregnant women from leaving Texas to access abortion services. This strategy has already been implemented in two counties and two cities, with the potential for more to follow suit.

Donovan expresses disbelief at this strategy, emphasizing that it could make it illegal for individuals to use roads that are funded by taxpayers. The state cannot directly enforce these ordinances, making it even more challenging to address their legality. Some local officials in conservative areas are resisting these measures, expressing concerns about their legality and potential harm to their communities. This pushback reveals a growing tension among anti-abortion advocates regarding the extent to which they can restrict abortion.

Donovan provides background information about Mark Lee Dickson, an anti-abortion activist leading this effort. Dickson campaigns for cities to ban abortion through local "sanctuary city" ordinances and has no personal experience with abortion or sexual intercourse. He is known for his staunch support of Donald Trump and his belief that Trump won the 2020 election. Dickson considers all abortions to be murder with no exceptions.

The episode concludes with a call to action, highlighting the importance of paying attention to local elections as these anti-abortion laws have found success at the local level. Donovan emphasizes the importance of maintaining the choice for all women and encourages listeners to share their thoughts on the matter.

To join the conversation or share personal experiences, listeners are encouraged to leave a voicemail at 762-325-1313 or email the show at show@donovanadkisson.com.

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Texas highways targeted by antiabortion activists seeking to block interstate travel - The Washington Post
Mark Lee Dickson - Wikipedia


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