The City Council of Tucson, Arizona declared a city-wide “emergency” Tuesday because their state soon may begin protecting unborn babies from abortions after the first trimester.

The pro-abortion “emergency” resolution blasted state lawmakers for passing legal protections for babies in the womb and criticized the U.S. Supreme Court, which is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade this summer.

News 4 Tucson reports Mayor Regina Romero led the council in passing the resolution Tuesday.

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“I am not going to sit and wait as our constitutional rights are stripped away,” Romero said. “In the absence of Congressional action to enshrine Roe v. Wade into federal law, it is up to local governments to stand up to protect bodily autonomy and the rights of pregnant persons from repressive state laws.”

The resolution criticized the Arizona legislature for passing a 15-week abortion ban (Senate Bill 1164) in March.

“The mayor and council denounce and oppose the implementation of SB 1164 and other Arizona laws that prohibit and criminalize abortions” because they “will harm the autonomy and well-being of pregnant persons,” the resolution states.

Though not currently in effect because of Roe, the law would save hundreds of babies from abortion every year. According to state health statistics, 636 abortions were done on unborn babies after 15 weeks in 2020.

If the law does go into effect, the city leaders directed the Tucson Police Department not to arrest any abortionists for violating it, according to the resolution. They also told police to direct any complaints about violations to the state health department.

Some state and city leaders across the country have been taking action to support and promote the killing of unborn babies in abortions in anticipation of Roe being overturned. For example, an Austin, Texas city councilman recently announced plans to introduce a pro-abortion measure to “decriminalize” abortions in the city if Texas bans all abortions, KVUE reports.

However, many other local authorities are doing the opposite, passing pro-life ordinances and resolutions that recognize unborn babies’ right to life. To date, 50 cities in Texas, Nebraska, Ohio, Louisiana and Iowa have passed Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinances, enforceable law that bans abortions within city limits.

Dozens of other cities and counties have passed pro-life resolutions, which are statements of support but not enforceable law, that recognize unborn babies’ right to life. In Arkansas, 19 counties and 10 cities and towns have passed pro-life resolutions, according to Family Council of Arkansas. Several North Carolina counties passed pro-life resolutions recently, too.

Since 1973, Roe v. Wade has forced states to legalize abortions up to viability and allowed abortions up to birth. As a result, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on a Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, sometime later this month.

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