Washington, D.C. – The Ellis County Commissioners’ Court voted last Tuesday to pass a resolution declaring Ellis County, Texas to be a sanctuary for the unborn.

Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX-6) made the following statement:

"I applaud the Ellis County Commissioners' Court for being a voice for the voiceless and passing this monumental resolution. I am inspired by the elected officials, leaders, and constituents in the 6th District that continue to defend the inalienable right to life given to us by the Declaration of Independence.

Protecting the unborn is something we hold dear to our hearts in Texas, and I am thrilled that Ellis County is the first county in Texas, and one of the first counties in the United States to become a sanctuary for life.

I want to congratulate Judge Todd Little and the County Commissioners on this incredible achievement and want to express my unwavering support for this resolution.”