DALLAS - The city of Dallas may move to limit police investigations into illegal abortions.
A measure approved by a city council committee would order Dallas police to make abortion investigations a very low priority. It would also restrict the use of city resources to investigate or prosecute people who obtain or perform an abortion.
"Please note this does not legalize abortion, as that is in the state’s purview, but this would limit any city resources or funding from being used to aid any investigations or potential prosecution," Councilman Adam Bazaldua said on Twitter.
The idea is in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the Texas trigger law that takes effect later this month to make abortions a crime in the state.
"Abortion care is health care. Abortion care and healthcare are private matters, are private matters with their physician, their medical provider," said Councilman Omar Narvaez.
The resolution still needs the full council's approval, which could come next week.
Denton and Austin passed similar resolutions last month aiming to steer police away from investigations into people who get or provide abortions.
San Antonio is discussing a similar move.