As leaders of several of the largest cities in the United States vow to defy federal immigration law to shield illegal immigrants from deportation, country legend Charlie Daniels has suggested a similar idea for pro-life cities across the country: namely, that they ignore federal abortion law and become “sanctuary cities” for unborn children.
The 80-year-old Grammy-winner made the suggestion in a post to his Twitter account early Thursday morning.
“How about some cities declaring themselves a sanctuary for the unborn and refuse to abide by the federal laws allowing abortion,” Daniels wrote.
How about some cities declaring themselves a sanctuary for the unborn and refuse to abide by the federal laws allowing abortion.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 30, 2017
Daniels’ suggestion comes as the Center for Medical Progress released a new undercover video this week that revealed additional details behind the abortion process at Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. Earlier this week, California prosecutors charged CMP staffers with a slew of felonies for recording Planned Parenthood staff without their consent.
Daniels — set to release a book of memoirs in October — has kept up his political activism in recent months.
The country music Hall of Famer is a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment; in a November interview, Daniels lamented that some people in America are “willing to lose some freedoms just to maintain their way of life.”
“Unfortunately I feel the ebb of patriotism again. I can’t believe that we have set back in this country and let things deteriorate to the point that they are,” he told Daniel Defense in an interview. “And I cannot believe how very unaware about 40 percent of the population of this country are about what is happening.”
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