In two tiny Texas towns, abortion is now illegal.
The cities of Omaha and Naples, both with populations hovering around 1,000 people, joined the ranks as the second and third cities in the Lone Star State to pass ordinances making it a criminal offense to abort babies at any stage in pregnancy.
“This is Odessa, Texas. Things like this don’t happen here. This is small-town Texas.”
This is what Senior Pastor Del Traffanstedt told his congregation Sunday morning after a shooter killed seven people and injured twenty-two in his community. His church is within sight of the movie theater where the violent chase ended.
Investigators are still trying to determine why a historic Texas church caught fire on Monday. The 125-year-old Church of the Visitation in Westphalia was all but destroyed after igniting on the morning of July 29. Tragically, the incident occurred just as congregants were planning a celebration to mark the church’s anniversary.