Last week, the Springdale City Council passed a resolution establishing itself as Arkansas’ “first pro-life city.”
This decision was approved by a 6-1 vote. Colby Fulfer pushed the resolution forward under the message that Planned Parenthood find another city to operate in.
Planned Parenthood recently stopped providing abortion services last month at its Fayetteville facility. The group claims it will unveil a new location.
The Springdale City Council passed a resolution designating it as Arkansas’ “first pro-life city.”
The Northwest Democrat-Gazette reported on both opponents and proponents of the legislation present during the night of the vote.
Keith Underhill was in favor the resolution.
“It’s who we are,” he declared.
On the other hand, John Mathias, a nurse, argued that there should be a separation of church and state. He believes that Fulfer is sending the wrong message to northwest Arkansas.
In the resolution, it states that the city “affirms the value of human life at every stage” and lists off various pro-life bills that the Arkansas General Assembly passed since 2005. The measure contends that “equality takes on its greatest form at the point of creation.”
Fulfer told residents that an overwhelming number of constituents “support life from the beginning to the end.”
Arkansas joins states like North Carolina and Texas in their efforts to reassert pro-life principles. Pro-life activists are not satisfied with D.C.’s inaction on the issue, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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