Legislation Would Help Pregnant Women Access Substance Abuse Treatment

Rep. Jimmy Gazaway is the lead sponsor of H.B. 1324 giving pregnant women priority access in seeking substance abuse treatment.

Last week Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R – Paragould) filed H.B. 1324.

This good bill helps pregnant women access substance abuse programs in Arkansas.

Substance abuse can cause serious harm to unborn children.

Pregnant women with substance abuse problems may be tempted to seek an abortion rather than risk prosecution for drug use.

H.B. 1324 gives pregnant women priority access when seeking help with substance abuse, and it prevents substance abuse and recovery programs funded by Medicaid from turning a woman away solely because she is pregnant.

This bill helps protect women’s health. It would protect unborn children, and it would address one of the potential contributors to the demand for abortion in Arkansas.

You can read H.B. 1324 by Rep. Gazaway here.

One Pound Premature Baby Has Enjoyed 13 Years of Life

At Family Council, we are big fans of LifeNews.com. Not only do they provide hard-hitting reporting on current events from a pro-life perspective, but they are also playing a crucial role in building a culture of life by sharing personal stories. One such story is about a young couple who experienced a premature birth. Their child was born at one pound, and his prognosis did not look good. But now, 13 years later, even though he has problems, he is alive and a great joy. Click here to read the whole story.