Portland to cut travel and trade to Texas in response to abortion restrictions

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the city council intends to vote on a resolution to stop “the City’s future procurement of goods and services from, and City employee business travel to, the state of Texas.”

The resolution would stay in effect until the state of Texas ends the abortion restrictions law or it is overturned.

“City legal counsel is currently evaluating the legal aspects of this proposed resolution,” the city council said in a statement.

“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,” they added.

The new Texas law bans all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

The Supreme Court decided by a 5-4 vote not to block the law.