Court Hearing Over 2019 Pro-Life Laws Draws Near

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office is preparing to defend three pro-life laws the Arkansas Legislature passed in 2019, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The laws in question are:

  • Act 493 of 2019, prohibiting abortion after the eighteenth week of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
  • Act 619 of 2019, prohibiting abortion of an unborn baby solely because the child has Down Syndrome.
  • Act 700 of 2019, requiring abortion doctors to be board certified or board eligible OB/GYNs.

These laws passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers in 2019, but abortionists filed a lawsuit last year to have the laws overturned.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued an injunction blocking the state from enforcing the laws. Attorney General Rutledge’s office has asked the Eighth Circuit to vacate Judge Baker’s injunction.

In February the A.G.’s office filed arguments with the Eighth Circuit noting that Judge Baker’s injunction “prohibited Arkansas from pursuing three goals: reducing brutal, late-term abortions; outlawing discriminatory abortions that devalue people already living with Down Syndrome; and protecting women from incompetent abortion practitioners.”

As I’ve said many times, I don’t know of any attorney general in America who is doing more to fight for the right to life than Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Her team has tirelessly defended good laws like these. Arkansas has won some major, pro-life victories because of her work and I am confident that more victories are ahead.

October 1 is Bring Your Bible to School Day

Bring Your Bible to School Day is coming up in just a few weeks on Thursday, October 1.

The event is promoted by our friends at Focus on the Family.

Each year it is estimated that more than half a million students across the United States participate by bringing their Bibles to school with them on this day.

Focus on the Family writes,

#BringYourBible is a nationwide, student-led movement to read and treasure Scripture as God’s Holy Word, to encourage others with the hope we have in Christ Jesus, and to celebrate our religious freedoms in the United States. It all culminates with Bring Your Bible to School Day on the first Thursday of October. (This year, the celebration will be October 1, 2020!) This event empowers Christian students of all ages to speak God’s grace and truth into the culture around them, starting with two simple steps — bringing their Bibles to school and sharing what God’s Word means to them.

School may be different for some kids this year, but students everywhere still can participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day. It’s a fun and easy way to exercise religious liberty.

Learn more at BringYourBible.org.