August 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The standing room only crowd attending the August 19 meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina erupted in loud cheers as the commissioners passed a resolution to become the first official sanctuary county for pre-born children in America.
Attorney Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq., president of the Personhood Alliance, believes that Sanctuaries for Life are constitutional. “Look at the 1977 opinion of Poelker v. Doe, a case in which the Supreme Court held that the Constitution does not forbid a state or city, pursuant to democratic processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion. The Supreme Court also decided in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services that Roe imposes no limitation on a state’s authority to make a value judgement favouring childbirth over abortion.”
The president of Personhood North Carolina, Pastor Keith Pavlansky, declared the passage of this pro-life resolution an historic event and emphasised that the resolution “is the first step in adopting a complete culture of life in our communities.”
The role of the Church and a return to law and order
“It is going to take time for communities to build connections and learn to invest in a culture of life again, but there isn’t a moment to lose,” stated Mrs. Quale. “Our communities are breaking under the weight of all the intentional political division forced upon us every day. We’ve forgotten, and in some ways, even denied our need for real human relationships. This is why the fight to defend the sanctity of life is the Church’s battle, and this is why we are so excited about the courage and leadership shown by the people of Yadkin County and our affiliate, Personhood North Carolina.”
In Yadkin County, Pastor Keith Pavlansky is working with local communities to begin the next phase of the Sanctuaries for Life project. “As the resolution states, the County Board of Commissioners will be reaching out to activate the community to come together to provide care and support for expectant moms and dads, before and after their children are born.”
Pastor Pavlansky said, “I am especially excited to activate the churches to step up to the plate and do what Christians have done from the earliest days — to do as Jesus commanded and love our neighbour as ourselves. I am convinced that when the community steps up, we can make abortion unthinkable and finally obsolete.”
For more information on the Personhood Alliance’s Sanctuaries for Life initiative, visit SanctuaryCityforLife.org.