Yadkin County, NC Becomes First “Sanctuary County” For The Unborn


We still have a long, hard battle ahead of us to rescue the unborn of this nation, saints, but we must praise God for every single victory along the way!

On Monday, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners in Yadkinville, North Carolina unanimously passed a resolution to designate the county the nation’s first sanctuary county for unborn children. That’s a victory if there ever was one!

“The passage of this pro-life resolution is a historic event,” said Personhood North Carolina president Pastor Keith Pavlansky according to an announcement on the measure. “Yadkin County is the first full county in the nation to become a sanctuary for pre-born children, and this resolution is just the first step.”

According to Personhood Alliance, their three-phase Sanctuaries for Life strategy helps towns and counties “divest from the culture of death and invest in a culture of life.” 

“Our first phase simply declares the foundational principles, which are put into action in phase two, when the community comes together to build a culture of life and prepare for phase three,” Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq., president of the Personhood Alliance, said in the announcement. “In this final phase, the sanctuary takes peaceful, non-violent steps to protect pre-born children from abortion and ignores the unjust ruling of Roe v. Wade.”

“The federal government was established to secure our God-given right to life,” Garcia Jones added. “When it refuses to protect this most fundamental right and instead, lends the full force of the government to deny it, the government is violating the Constitution that its officers swore to uphold. Our Sanctuaries for Life initiative seeks to restore law and order by re-establishing and protecting the legal personhood of pre-born children at the local level.”

“Inside our borders, we have returned to constitutional law,” Pastor Pavlansky continued, “and we reject the ideologies of politicians and judges who permit the killing of pre-born and newly born children. We look forward to drawing together as a community and helping expectant mothers and fathers as we work to create and defend a culture of life.” 

Pastor Pavlansky’s church, Faith Fellowship Church, first shared the momentous announcement in a Facebook post:

History Made!

Good Morning, Yadkin County! Last night churches from all over county united to make history! The county commissioners unanimously voted to make us an abortion-free zone declaring us a Sanctuary County for Preborn children! Our hopes here in Yadkin County is that this would ignite a grass roots movement across the state and eventually across the nation. We have returned to Constitutional Law after 46 years! Thank you for coming out last night, for your prayers, your shares and for standing with us! For His Glory, Pastor Keith Pavlansky

Posted by Faith Fellowship Church and School on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

“I feel so blessed to live in and serve a community that is dedicated to the high value it puts on life,” added Kevin Austin, Yadkin County Chief Commissioner. “Yadkin County is home to a great number of individuals, churches, and non-profit organizations who are willing to help out young mothers and families. Our society must find ways to support rather than abort, so it is awesome to see so much love here.”

They say “it takes a village to raise a child.” What we see in the Sanctuaries for Life initiatives is that it takes a village to save its children. We can support and encourage mothers without affirming the murder of their children as a legitimate option. Love will end abortion!

“This is the Church returning to its mission,” explains Sarah Quale, president of Personhood Alliance Education and author of the training program that supports Sanctuaries for Life. 

“The early Christians stepped out in faith and boldness, under heavy persecution, to radically shift the culture despite the unjust laws. They didn’t wait for politicians or judges. They changed the culture by going out into the culture. We need to be courageous once again,” Quale explained. “America needs a heart change, and we need to heal and build our communities at the local level. To do this, we need to stop playing political games in a system that’s actively working against the cause of life.”

Amen!! This is not political theater, this is not a partisan issue. These are human lives, folks! We must stand up and begin the work right now in our own communities. We cannot take an effective stand for life without also taking an ax to the roots of America’s culture of death.

Visit Personhood Alliance to learn more about this vital strategy to mobilize America’s communities, great and small, to fight for life.


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