WHAT ARE SANCTUARY (SAFE)
CITIES FOR LIFE?
PROTECTING AMERICA'S CHILDREN ONE LOCAL COMMUNITY AT A TIME
The Personhood Alliance’s Sanctuaries for Life initiative is a movement inspired by self-government and empowered by faith in God, a faith that recognizes there are inalienable rights, granted by God, that no government can take away. It’s time that the good people of America say enough is enough and demand the right to end abortion in their towns, counties, and states.
Personhood Alliance Education created this FAQ to answer common questions associated with the Sanctuaries for Life initiative. Click on the button to view the PDF.
SANCTUARIES FOR LIFE: A 3-STEP STRATEGY
The Personhood Alliance’s strategic, three-step approach promotes long-lasting growth of the movement and protects communities from the legal challenges that burden and often stymie defiance-first and defiance-only approaches. Even more importantly, this phased approach empowers the Church to reclaim charity and share the Gospel, which has inspired the political and cultural changes that have been necessary in ending the greatest injustices in history.
RESOLVE TO PROTECT
The goal of Step 1 is to establish a foundation for future enforcement. The Sanctuary City resolution is the initial step to outlawing abortion in your community. It makes a broad human rights declaration that recognizes the personhood of pre-born humans and the duty of the local jurisdiction to provide equal protection, from conception to natural death. The resolution lays out the legal and moral foundations for why the city is choosing to become a Sanctuary for Life.
ACTIVATE THE COMMUNITY
In this step, you work to build a coalition of local churches, businesses, pro-life ministries, and city/county government to engage in specific, tangible actions that build and sustain a culture of life and create a groundswell for state-level political change. At this point, you begin to protect local authorities and create a plan for mitigating any upcoming legal challenges. The emphasis of Step 2 is education, community-building, and preparing local authorities for the boldness of Step 3.
DEFY THE UNJUST LAW
Once your community has matured in its embrace of a culture of life and is prepared for challenges, it passes local ordinances and statutes that prevent abortions from being performed and/or funded within the jurisdiction. Step 3 requires a strong, educated community that is able to defend its position politically, legally, and morally so it can peacefully defy judicial tyranny and the unjust ruling of Roe v Wade.
SAFE CITY PEARL: PROGRESS
RESOLVE TO PROTECT
With the passing of The Safe City Resolution by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen in Pearl on October 1, 2019 we began the process to outlaw abortion in our community. Watch the historical moment when The Safe City Resolution was passed.