68 U.S. CITIES AND 7 COUNTIES HAVE PASSED ORDINANCES OUTLAWING ABORTION*
Currently a total of five cities and two counties have passed “sanctuary cities for the unborn” ordinances which do not explicitly outlaw abortion, but are considered de-facto abortion bans since the ordinances result in the same effect. The ordinances arrive at this same effect by requiring compliance with federal laws on abortion, specifically 18 U.S.C. § 1461 and 18 U.S.C. § 1462. The enforcement date for all of the “de facto abortion ban” ordinances were immediate except for Danville, Illinois which contains a delayed enforcement date.