Canton, Texas is located in Van Zandt County.
During Van Zandt County's 2016 Presidential Election 84.4% (18,473) voted Republican, 12.8% (2,799) voted Democrat, and 2.8% (618) voted for other candidates.
During the 2018 Republican Party Primary, voters had the opportunity to vote on proposition #7. This proposition gave voters the chance to voice their opinion if they were "In Favor" or "Against" this following statement: " I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas." In Van Zant County, out of 8,698 votes, 6,616 voted in favor of the idea of abolishing abortion in the state of Texas and 2,082 voted against the idea abolishing abortion in the state of Texas.
The population of the city of Canton, Texas is 3,878.
In the News
CRIT-LARGE - March 14th, 2020
By Preston Kelly
About the Ordinance
The Canton Ordinance
“Because babies are innocent! Murder is a sin and a crime, and all life is precious!” - Andrea J.
“Because it is an affront to God and it is murder!” - Maureen B.
“Abortion is murder, our sweet babies have no voice from the womb except their heartbeat. Their heartbeat should speak volumes. I'm a born again believer of Jesus Christ.” - Jill H.
“Because it's murder.” - Kaitie B.
“Because every unborn child is a living blessing from God and deserves to live out what God has planned for them.” - Felicia T.
“I believe abortion should be outlawed in Canton, Texas!” - Laura T.
“It’s murder of unborn babies. I would like to see Canton Texas become a sanctuary city for unborn babies.” - Roxanna A.
“Abortion is the murder of innocent lives! Psalms 82:3-4 says, “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; Maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 127:3 says, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” And Matthew 18:10 says, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my father who is in heaven.” End Abortion now!!!” - Danny J.
“Abortion is immoral and should be banned as murder.” - Brandi T.
“life begins at conception and all life matters.” - Mike R.
“I want to see abortion outlawed worldwide. NO ABORTIONS!” - Nancy D.
“At conception, God has created life.” - Kelly H.
“To protect the lives of unborn babies. Human life is God's decision,not to be taken lightly by individuals!” - Bessie S.
“Abortion is the killing of God's innocent creation. There is no alternative, but to protect it.” - Jim W.
“I believe life begins at conception. A heartbeat can be seen and heard after only a few weeks. That is a life!!” - LaDelle P.
“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Canton, Texas!” - Paul B.
“Abortion is a terrible thing. I feel that all unborn babies should be protected.” - Brenda J.
“To protect the lives of the innocent unborn.” - Ricky F.
“I believe abortion is against everything God teaches in His Word.” - Nan S.
“God's word teaches us that murder is wrong and every life is precious. Even in war when we would rather not take life. There is a difference in murder and national representation of a soldier in war. Human life begins at conception. And it is wrong for any one human to unilaterally determine the fate of another which is what happens in the taking of another's life.” - Mickey M.
“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Canton, Texas” - Barbara D.
“It is murder. The unborn are known by our Lord.” - Roger W.
“To protect the unborn.” - Tina W.
“The obvious-a fetus is a human being. We shouldn't have the right to murder them.” - Laura S.
“It breaks my heart for the babies as well as the women who have abortions.” - Susan P.
“Because it's against the Bible.” - Kari R.
“I consider abortion murder and I want Canton, Texas to be a Sanctuary City to keep people from murdering.” - Debby R.
“It is a sin and all lives matter.” - Jenna V.
“Murder is against God's law. No matter the age.” - John J.
“Because it’s murder and murder is illegal. I respect all life and it’s not fair for a child in the womb when we choose to murder them for our own selfish desires / convenience. Adoption is another option.” - Cheryl W.
“Because it is against the law of man as well as that of God.” - Jim B.
“Because life is a precious gift from God and each life is a part of God’s plan. The unborn are human from conception, there is scientific evidence as well as Biblical.” - Benita C.
“Value the Lord and human life.” - Ian W.
“It is murder.” - Brenda W.
“I believe in the sanctity of all human life.” - Kathy N.
“It is against God’s laws.” - Diane N.
“It hurts. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. It may be taking the form of “women’s rights to their bodies, or convenience”, but that’s a lie. It’s a deadly virus that creeps in and spreads. Killing relationships, communities, sense of worth, and so much more. It steals, kills, and destroys.” - Diesta H.
“Abortion is murder.” - Jennie J.
“Yes, I want to see abortion outlawed in Canton, Texas.” - Gloria W.
“I’m pro-life.” - Joshua S.
“I have witnessed the life of our own unborn child at 5 weeks old. The tiny little baby the size of the top of a pen. We heard her heartbeat. We knew her then, she was a life with a purpose ...even then. When God tells us he knows us by name even before we are born...he loves our babies...knows our babies...and we are to protect babies. Research shows abortions are not harmless to babies. They do feel and are alive and abortion is cruel. It is killing a child. Protecting our community from abortion will only bless our community. By the blessing of new life, and by the blessing of protecting our young mothers from the grief and long lasting emotional impact of that decision on their lives.” - Carissa M.
“Abortion is murder of a human life. Life begins at conception not at delivery.” - James C.
“Babies are God’s Gift! Abortion is Taking a Life!” - Tammy R.
“I believe the bible teaches life begins at conception!” - Debbie M.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in the USA.” - Clint T.
“The unborn baby is a life that has a right to live. Taking a live at this point is no different than taking the life of a person at any age and I consider it murder. If God didn’t have a plan for this life he would not have started the life.” - Charles R.
“I believe every life is made by God for a reason. I also believe God calls us to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I pray that God will show mercy on our nation for allowing the murder of millions of innocent lives.” - Holly W.
“I believe it is murder. Life begins at conception. No child is a mistake. Choose life.” - Julie F.
“I believe every conceived child has the right to life. I don’t understand a mother wanting to abort a precious baby. There are thousands of people wanting to adopt a child, so if a woman doesn’t want the child she is carrying, another woman who cant have a child will be happy to adopt.” - Mary R.
“All are born in the image of GOD. These children belong to GOD and our job is to keep them safe and teach them about GOD and the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son (Jesus), that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” - William M.
“Because a life is a life at conception.” - Cristie M.
“To keep it short; everyone deserves a chance. If people would focus on helping one another and helping/providing services to expecting Moms rather than eliminating the live creation inside of them, we could start seeing a positive turn in our City and hopefully the world.” - Brianna K.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Texas.” - Kristi C.
“It’s murder.” - Kristin C.
“I want my city to become a sanctuary city for the unborn.” - Kay R.
“Because life begin at conception. And it is not our job to be judge on who shall live and who shall die. God is the only true Judge of life and death.” - Todd B.
“Babies have a right to be born. Babies have no voice to speak for themselves. Babies are God’s creation
Babies are human and not just a clump of cells. We have not right to take another life. To abort is to murder
Murder is a crime. We must follow the laws set forth to not harm individuals. Babies have as many rights that we do. Canton should and will be a sanctuary city for the unborn. My family and I support this 100%.” - Andra P.
“I believe like begins at conception, I also believe that abortion is murder of an unborn human and the mother and person doing the abortion are guilty of murder!” - Sandy H.
“It is murdering a person. There is birth control available in our country and adoption.” - Judy H.
“I want to see abortion outlawed in Canton, Texas.” - Brittany H.
“It’s murder.” - Andrew T.
“Every heartbeat matters, every life matters no one has the right to take another life.” - Hannah M.
“Because I truly believe that a baby is viable and real the day the baby is conceived. All babies are blessings.” - Torjie W.
“Abortion is murder.” - Barry G.
“Murder is wrong and babies deserve to live out their lives. It is wrong. It is Non Christian. Everyone deserves a right to life. It is cruel, painful and inhuman. It hurts God I believe has a lasting negative affect on the parents who choose this form of birth control. Totally against it.” - Eddie D.
“Every baby at the point of conception is a human being and should be protected by the Constitution. I am proud that my church wants to stand up for what is right and risk the consequences.” - Madelyn H.
“Jesus Christ.” - Meagan F.
“Abortion is murder. Murder is against Gods commandments.” - Trudy J.
“I believe in adoption. Even if the unborn child is unwanted by his biological parents, there are far too many loving couples that are unable to have children. These parents could give this child a chance of life.” - Lana A.
“We must stand up for the innocent babies that can't speak for themselves. There are many other alternatives to abortion.” - Megan H.
“Because those sweet babies are a life that God loves, as we should love as well.” - Sandra P.
“People not practicing safe sex and abstinence should not have the right to take a child's life.” - Jack G.
“I don’t think we should be murdering babies.” - David H.
“It’s murder of the unborn.” - Lynn and Sherry M.
“It is against God instruction.” - Larry D.
“To protect the lives of unborn children!” - Leah K.
“I believe life starts at conception. It’s a baby, a child that can’t speak up for himself or herself. I would like for our hometown to take a stand and protect these babies. Life is precious. Let’s give these babies life.” - Karen N.
“Because abortion is taking life of a baby, it is totally murder. God gives life, man should not take it. We all need to pray and let our city leaders know how we feel about this.” - Peggy R.
“I believe life begins at conception.” - Staci M.
“I do not believe in abortion. I do not believe in laws that say it is ok to kill an unborn child.” - Marian R.
“Humans do not have the right destroy the Creator’s greatest and most amazing creation. It is against God’s law to shed innocent blood. The constitution says we have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Every child has a right to life, no matter what stage of life he is in- from conception to the grave.” - Jan J.
“Because pregnancy, any pregnancy is not an accident. All pregnancy is in God's holy plan.” - Joey A.
“Because it is killing an unborn child.” - Melba U.
“Abortion is the murder of babies, and I want it outlawed.” - Kristen T.
“In my opinion the moment that a child is conceived, it is a child of God and should be protected.” - Corinne R.
“I once considered Abortion, because of certain circumstances. I am now THANKFUL, GOD lead me down a different path. And would NOT change a single day.” - Martha E.
“Because it is murder.” - Milton N.
“God’s covenant. I consider abortion to be murder.” -Frances B.
“Because it’s murder.” - Tim P.
“Scientific evidence states and presents 3 facts about life, explained by cell theory. 1.) All living things (organisms) are made of ONE or MORE cells. (Scientific fact, a baby begins as one cell at conception and develops from that one cell.) 2.) Cells are the most basic unit of all living things. (Not debatable, it is a scientific fact.) 3.) All cells come from pre-existing cells. (Again, not debatable as it is a scientific fact.) Life is further proved with the detectable sound of a heartbeat on day 21 after conception. One cell multiplies creating many cells that create tissues, which create organs, which create organ systems which create the organism. How is it that society continues to pick and choose what "fits" their lifestyle without giving regard to a precious life backed up by Biblical truths and Science. My views are based on the facts that the Bible is God breathed and that science is backed up by evidence, both of which are not debatable. We must remember our design is that genetic material is found within the nucleus of every cell in our body and at conception the DNA from the biological mother and father combine, re code and created each of us from the combined new cell. You and I were originally formed from the miracle of 2 cells joining! Would it not be murder if you killed me today? Yes and judgement would apply. The same is if I had been murdered in my Mother's womb. The definition of murder is the unlawful killing of one human being. My personal views are that a fetus at conception is life based on God and science. However medicine deems the term human at 16 weeks, but cell theory states life begins with one cell. One cell or 16 weeks, it is life, just like the life of the one reading this. We must stand up and protect the life of a voice that can't speak for themselves and provide help to these scared mothers facing a choice such as to allow life or to murder it as a quick fix solution to what they view as a problem. My stance is very clear. The question for Canton, Texas should not be abortion, yet instead it should be HOW can WE as a community HELP provide physical and emotional support to the mothers facing the choice of raising a child. With real help, a mother can make better more educated decisions that will impact their life forever as well as the life of the unborn baby. The choice of a mother should be that of which to raise this gift of life OR to love that little life enough to give birth and give the baby up for adoption. This is a decision that should be made out of love. I have witnessed many friends adopt a child that completed their family. This was done because a mother realized she could not provide the necessities at that point in her life, but knew others desire to raise a child. We must help others learn to love and not judge. I am a member of First Baptist Church in Canton, where our mission is to share love and truth with everyone we encounter. Providing my view is one way to reach others to know there are better alternatives to abortion.” - Amanda B.
“Abortion is not right and is not something that should be praised or accepted.” - Audrey T.
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