His approach has proved controversial even among anti-abortion campaigners, many of whom believe the legislation being passed to be unconstitutional. Following the vote in Lubbock, Dr Joe Pojman, director of Texas Alliance for Life, told the city’s Avalanche-Journal newspaper that while he applauded Dickson’s motives, the Sanctuary City movement was not a ‘silver bullet’, and could end up setting the anti-abortion movement back through the time and cost spent on the inevitable legal battles.