San Antonio City Council voted 9-2 Tuesday to approve a largely symbolic resolution recommending that city funds not be used to pay for investigations intended to enforce state anti-abortion laws.
The late-afternoon vote capped hours of heated debate that packed council chambers.
The adopted resolution doesn’t legalize or decriminalize abortion in San Antonio. However, it does offer guidance that city funds shouldn’t be used to collect or share information on abortions to be passed on to other government entities pursuing criminal investigations. Even so, the measure includes an exception for instances in which local officials are “clearly required” to do so by state and federal law.