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Centerville has joined the growing number of cities throughout the United States to pass ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits.

The city, which prides itself on being known as the halfway point between Houston and Dallas, is located 123 miles slightly southeast of Dallas and is a perfect stopping point for travelers. What Centerville never wants to be a stopping point for, however, is an abortion.

Centerville is the county seat for Leon County, which is very conservative. In the 2020 presidential election, a total of 86.6 percent of Leon County residents voted Republican, 12.3 percent voted Democrat, and 1 percent voted for other candidates. During the 2018 Republican Party primary, voters in Leon County had the opportunity to vote on Proposition 7, which read, “I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas.” Out of 3,161 votes, 2,354 voted yes, and only 807 voted no.

This is why it should not be surprising to anyone that a city like Centerville became the 33rd in the nation, and the 30th in Texas, to pass an ordinance outlawing abortion within their city limits. Prior to the vote, several in the community urged their elected officials to make Centerville a sanctuary city for the unborn and help pave a path for the other cities in Leon County to follow.

After hearing from the community, Mayor Nolan Ray Goolsby said, “I had our secretary check with our attorney in Waco, and he advised us to not take any action. We called TML (Texas Municipal League), and they told us the same thing. But I want to go from my heart and what I have been praying about this.” Goolsby encouraged his city to pass the ordinance outlawing abortion. Councilman Michael Cannain made a motion to approve, and Councilwoman Carole Dickey seconded the motion.

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