Mark Lee Dickson serves as a Director with Right to Life of East Texas and the founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn initiative. Mark Lee Dickson is a God-fearing, Texas born and raised, pro-life activist who fights for the rights of all human beings from conception till natural death. Dickson and his pro-life activism seeking to defend the lives of the unborn and those who are medically vulnerable in hospitals has been featured in various news outlets across the world. Dickson is, perhaps, best known for leading 67 cities and six counties across the United States in the passing of enforceable ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits.
According to the Washington Times, Dickson may also be the first to have been sued in a defamation lawsuit by the abortion industry for calling abortion murder. In February 2023, the Supreme Court of Texas sided in Dickson's favor. Dickson was also the only non-government actor named as a defendant in the federal lawsuit regarding the Texas Heartbeat Act which was heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. In December 2021, all nine Justices agreed the case against Dickson should be dismissed.
This year, Dickson has been featured in two books: The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History 1652–2022 by Marvin Olasky and Leah Savas, published by Crossway, and Roe: The History of a National Obsession by Mary Ziegler published by Yale University Press.
KRISTIN FORD, National Abortion Rights Action League
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