Texas pastor brings movement to ban abortion to Naples

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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A religious leader is traveling the country with a message.

Texas Pastor Mark Lee Dickson’s visits to cities across his State have often led to those cities passing ordinances banning abortion, and now he wants to bring that same movement to Florida.

His first stop was at Seed To Table Market in Naples.

Pastor Mark Lee Dickson, the director of Right to Life of East Texas, was there in Waskom, Texas when they outlawed abortion by city ordinance.

The people of Waskom were concerned about an abortion clinic 18 miles across the Texas / Louisiana border relocating to their city. “‘How can we stop this?” was what the question was,” Dickson said. “Waskom did not want to be a place where 100 children were killed every week.”

Over a dozen other cities in Texas hopped on board after that. Now, he wants to bring the movement to places such as Naples.

“I did not draw Naples, Florida out of a hat,” Dickson said. “The people of Naples, we’ve had hundreds and hundreds of people reach out to me and others saying they want their city to outlaw abortion. They don’t want babies to be murdered in the city.”

And some who attended the meeting, such as Rachel Miller agree.

“Every time a baby is killed, it breaks up the families,” Miller said.

But not all Naples mothers felt that way. Others feel women have the right to do as they deem necessary.

Dickson says he’s working on an ordinance to be placed on the city agenda in Naples, Florida. He says that the ordinance should be done by next week and is hopeful that it would be ready for a vote by the city’s leaders as early as August or September.

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