Athens, Texas is located in Henderson County.
An overwhelming majority of those who vote in Henderson County are conservative Republican voters. In the 2020 Presidential Election 79.6% (28,911) voted Republican, 19,4% (7,060) voted Democrat, and 1.0% (345) voted for other candidates. The majority of the conservative republican voters in Henderson County wish to see abortion outlawed in the State of Texas. In the 2018 Republican Party Primary Election Henderson County voters had the opportunity to vote FOR or AGAINST the following proposition, “I believe abortion should be abolished in the State of Texas.” In Henderson County, out of 10,028 votes, a total of 7,183 voted in favor of the statement and 2,845 voted against the statement. This means a majority of the majority of those who vote in Henderson County are in favor of outlawing abortion in the State of Texas.
In addition to this, one of the official planks of the Republican Party of Texas 2020 Platform reads, “We support the right of Texas municipalities to protect mothers and preborn children in their communities by passing enforceable city ordinances that ban abortions and abortion industry businesses within their city limits.” 92.3% of Republican Party of Texas delegates voted in favor of this plank being added to the Republican Party of Texas 2020 Party Platform.
The population of Athens is 13,121.
About the Ordinance
The Athens Ordinance
Why Athens Residents Want To See Abortion Outlawed in Their City
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas.” - Mistie S.
“It serves no good purpose, only empowers evil. It’s murder and murder is against the law. Total contradiction.” - Tammie D.
“I believe a child is viable at conception and it is murder to abort.” - Michelle R.
“It is ungodly and murder.” - Rockie M.
“To save the unborn.” - Caitlin M.
“It’s murder!” - Jacee E.
“Proverbs 6:16 -These six things doeth the Lord hate:yea ,seven are an abomination unto him:a lying tongue,A proud look, And hands that shed innocent blood.” - Heather R.
“I want to see abortion outlawed because those babies are human the second they are conceived and therefore abortion is murder. I don’t want to see any more unborn babies murdered. It breaks my heart for those babies and their mothers.” - Kathy H.
“Abortion is murder.” - Jamie M.
“Life is precious and should be protected.” - Laural B.
“Yes!!!! I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas. Praying for God to forgive us our laws that are against Him, and heal our land! Bring revival Lord!!” - Shirley B.
“It is against God’s will.” - Russell H.
“It's murder and murder is a crime.” - Shellie W.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because it’s against what God desires, and there isn’t enough education to let people know they can let a child be saved and adopted.” - Melissa H.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because it is taking a life that God has given to someone. God is the giver and taker of Life not Us!” - Lezi H.
“Protecting lives that cannot protect themselves yet.” - Robyn M.
“Life begins at conception and abortion is murder of babies.” - David B.
“Every child has a chance, God has a plan.” - Amanda J.
“It’s murder and a sin.” - Kim W.
“It is murder.” - Samantha B.
“God makes no mistakes and every human has the right to live. The moment a women becomes pregnant that child inside of her no matter what stage of pregnancy is in fact a human and has a right to live!” - Ginny C.
“I want to be blessable by a living father who hates this slaughter of his innocent ones. This is not a political point. This is a decent thing.” - Bruce L.
“It's 100 percent MURDER and against the very laws of God. Praying that God will open our eyes and hearts. The blood of these children are on the hands of this nation. It must stop if God is to forgive us and heal our land!” - Mary D.
“It dishonors the heart of God.” - Nathan H.
“Abortion is murder.” - Rhonda G.
“Respect for life as shown in the Bible.” - Marylyn W.
“It's killing an innocent person. Health complications for women. Mental effects of women after abortions. It breaks God's heart.” - Chauncy R.
“I don’t think that anyone should have the decision to kill. Life starts from conception. Babies Lifes Matter!!!!” - Norma L.
“I believe abortion is morally wrong.” - Sarina B.
“Don't agree with murder for the innocent.” - Justin B.
“Abortion is murder of innocent babies.” - Joy R.
“I believe abortion is the murder of a defenseless, innocent baby. Too often it is used as a contraceptive; rarely as a medical emergency.” - Sandra Frazier “It is an abomination.” - Lawy L.
“It’s murder.” - Karen B.
“It is wrong to be able to kill an unborn child” - Megan S.
“America was built on Christian standards, time to bring it back. Life begins at the very start when you are the size of a peanut.” - Cody H.
“Babies planned and unplanned are a gift of God. There are families wanting to have, hold and take care but can't and then to just do away with them like it's nothing is heartbreaking.” - Chardae C.
“Biblical reasons.” - Shelly T.
“Religious belief that ALL life is sacred.” - Victor T.
“I believe in the sanctity of life and abortion is murder!” - Nancy A.
“So not necessary. Choose adoption!” - Farrah F.
“I believe that life begins at conception and abortion is the taking of that life, thus making it the same as murder.” - Joni L.
“It is murder.” - Annette H.
“Because it is against God’s word and it’s murdering human beings inside the womb.” - Allyson T.
“It is Murder!” - Betty H.
“I am pro-life.” - Connie G.
“It should not be allowed.” - Alana M.
“Loss of life.” - Denice M.
“It’s against constitution and moreover it’s AGAINST the Bible and life itself.” - Ali H.
“I think God gives you a gift of life and it should be born!” - Larra G.
“Abortion goes against everything I believe in. I believe it is a despised sin against God and his creation.” - Christi R.
“I am PRO-LIFE!!!!” - Michelle W.
“Because God loves everyone from womb to tomb.” - Michael R.
“It is a baby that is alive. Abortion is murder it needs to be outlawed.” - Bayleigh C.
“Abortion is murder of babies. They have a right to life at conception. The Lord forms them in their Mother's womb.” - Ranona C.
“Because of my religious beliefs, I believe all life is sacred, including unborn lives.” - Lynda T.
“I want to see abortion outlawed because it is murder and goes against what the Bible says.There are people that can’t have kids and would love to adopt!Please stop abortion/murdering babies no matter what stage of pregnancy it is still a human life. I want to see abortion outlawed because it is murder and goes against what the Bible says.” - Dianna C.
“I believe life begins at conception and the baby has a soul.” - Jessica C.
“It claims innocent human lives.” - Nolan L.
“A baby is a blessing of the lord. We all have a role to play. If we abort a baby it’s like denying god his wish of having that baby live. Abortion is not the way out.” - Ana B.
“Abortion is the murder of a human being, created by God, therefore, it should be illegal. Every child has the right to be born.” - Ann R.
“Abortion is the murder of an unborn child who does not have the ability to fight for its own life so we as people must be their voices and fight for them. They deserve the right to live. They didn't choose how they were created but we can help to bring them safely into this world to love God.” - Jaimie A.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because Jesus is the creator of every life, therefore every life is precious.” - Christy G.
“It is against God’s will.” - Lydia H.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because it is murder of the most innocent of God’s creation!” - Kimberly P.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas and worldwide.” - Barbara H.
“It’s not right to end a life.” - Chiquita S.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because it is murder. Also I believe that it is highly against God’s word and we should protect them when they can’t protect themselves and bring love into our community by standing on the truth of God.” - Skylar F.
“It is murder.” - Amanda P.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas because it’s murder.” - Craig C.
“Restore righteousness in our land.” - Dr. Tony Romans
“Because the Lord Almighty created that beautiful soul and it should not be just ripped out of the human body and killed.” - Dakota B.
“To protect the lives of the unborn.” - Jordan C.
“Abortion is murder and not what God intended.” - Julia H.
“Fetus”, the “unborn”, whatever term they choose to use, God’s creation has a soul and purpose. It should not be our right to take away a human’s divine purpose! Every child has the right to live!” - Sandy M.
“It goes against everything I believe as a Christian.” - Renea W.
“No words can describe the evil in abortion.” - Jackie W.
“Because it is murder.” - Chris M.
“It is murder” - Virginia H.
“Because it is murder.” - Austin R.
“Abortion is murder . . . not someone’s right.” - Cathy J.
“Abortion is murder of babies.” - Annette T.
“Because it is murder! Children are a gift from God.” - Annette B.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas.” - Judy G.
“We are not God.” - Melissa M.
“Every baby has a right to be born.” - Shelia G.
“It is murder.” - Patricia R.
“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas.” - Billy C.
“Abortion is murder of an innocent life.” - Bernice R.
“It is killing an innocent child.” - Wanda M.
“Thou shalt not kill.” - Michelle M.
“It’s murder.” - Susie W.
“Because abortion is murder.” - Olivia H.
“I absolutely want to see abortion outlawed in Athens, Texas.” - Maria H.
“all babies have the right to life. they are not a mistake or a choice.” - Jennifer C.
“Abortion is the taking of a life. A sin against GODS law and descent human law.” - Iris F.
“Because a unborn child is an angel and I believe god sent him for a reason.” - Ana G.
“murder plain and simple. It is someone taking matters in their own hands to take another persons life. It is against God’s law and should be against man’s law.” - Leona A.
“Goes against God s law and breaks my heart and His!” - Sue S.
“Because it's murder!” - Bill S.
“It's murder, according to The Bible. It’s killing babies. It's wrong.” - Larry D.
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