Portland City Council to Vote on Prohibiting Local Gov From Doing Business With Texas Over Abortion Law


Portland City Council is set to vote on an emergency resolution to ban city government from doing business with Texas in protest of the state’s new abortion law.

The controversial law has banned abortions after an ultrasound can detect a fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. There is an exemption for cases of medical emergencies.

To protest the state’s decision, Portland City Council is considering prohibiting the purchase of goods and services from Texas — as well as banning city employees from traveling there for business.

Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler has announced that the resolution will be considered on Wednesday evening.

“The ban will be in effect until the state of Texas withdraws its unconstitutional ban on abortion or until it is overturned in court. City legal counsel is currently evaluating the legal aspects of this proposed resolution. The Portland City Council stands unified in its belief that all people should have the right to choose if and when they carry a pregnancy and that the decisions they make are complex, difficult and unique to their circumstances,” Wheeler’s office said in a press release.

The statement continued on to say that “this law does not demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and well-being of those who may become pregnant. This law does not recognize or show respect for the human rights of those who may become pregnant. This law rewards private individuals for exercising surveillance and control over others’ bodies. It violates the separation of church and state. And, it will force people to carry pregnancies against their will.”

In a 5-to-4 vote on Thursday, the Supreme Court declined to block the law.

Wheeler’s office celebrated the liberal judges who voted against the Heartbeat Act.

“We stand with Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who fought to block this attack on the reproductive rights, freedom, and autonomy of people across the country,” the statement continued. “We urge other leaders and elected bodies around the nation to join us in condemning the actions of the Texas state government.”

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8 responses to “Portland City Council to Vote on Prohibiting Local Gov From Doing Business With Texas Over Abortion Law”

  1. davidghancock@gmail.com says:

    please please ban everything from Texas. This will help us weed out products we dont need here. The less garbage from Oregon the better.

  2. prcntm says:

    First: Why does Portland care what happens in Texas? Last I checked, Portland wasn’t in Texas. The only logical thing I can see this doing is creating a State vs. State case that would have to be referred to the Supreme Court. But then logic seems to be rarely used and this is more than likely a publicity stunt meant to help them maintain their virtue signals.

    Second: If my memory serves, Portland is one of the cities firing people or refusing service to individuals who refuse to get vaccinated. So let’s take that quote from Wheeler’s office and change just one phrase:
    “…The Portland City Council stands unified in its belief that all people should have the right to choose if and when they [receive a vaccine] and that the decisions they make are complex, difficult and unique to their circumstances”. Until they’re willing to fight for this along side the abortion thing, they are fighting for morally conflicting ideals and, for me, lose all credibility in the process.

    Third: This will help that whole Balkanization thing along.

  3. Devilsgun says:

    Coastal trash have no standing when it comes to morality or virtue.

    Fuck ’em. I’m all about letting those urban coastal elitist fucks rot in their concrete tomb-cities and going rural. Texas will lead the way to freedom, with Florida at her side.

  4. DCDave says:

    I am sure Texas is playing the world’s smallest violin over this issue. This is similar to Bette Midler taking part in a sex strike.

  5. Bellmorte81 says:

    I think Portland should worry about what’s Goin on in thier own area before worrying about others

    • KMFC says:

      That’s the problem Portland thinks everything is perfectly fine in Portland except when those “white supremacists” show up then the Antifas need to bash those facists down.

  6. Will_Was_Here says:

    So for all the reasons Portland makes the news this is what they consider an emergency in that city.

  7. UnderSpaceAlienControl says:

    The next time I need something I’ll buy it from a Texas company.

    When I go online to buy I product, I’ll be sure to check that it is not sources or sold by any company from Portland Oregon.

    Oregon used to be a nice place to camp and surf until all the L.A. yuppy asshole liberals moved there, and to Seattle.