POSTPONED: 43rd March for Life Set for Jan. 17

UPDATED January 13, 2021: Per a new announcement from Arkansas Right to Life, the 43rd annual March for Life has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The following is a press release from our friends at Arkansas Right to Life.

The 43rd Annual March for Life, sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 17, in Little Rock. The march marks the 48th anniversary of the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.  

The observance is an event that attracts thousands of Arkansans from across the state including churches and families to participate in a peaceful, prayerful and powerful remembrance of the millions of unborn children who have lost their lives to legal abortion.

“As we mark the rank as the No. 1 pro-life state in the country we recognize that our work is not over as long as unborn babies are still killed from legal abortion in our state,” said Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life, adding, “We still face tremendous opposition as we work to protect the lives of the unborn.”

Staging of marchers will be along West Capitol between Battery and Wolfe Streets behind the State Capitol. At 2 p.m. the march will begin at Wolfe Street and continue West to East on West Capitol where marchers will split into two groups – one to the right and one to the left – then join together on the steps at the front of the State Capitol for a short program.

Andy Mayberry, president of Arkansas Right to Life, will serve as the master of ceremonies and encourages all participants to remember recommendations for masks and distancing to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

Participants in the program are keynote speakers, Monica Wood of Little Rock, and Charlisa Campbell of North Little Rock; as well as Father Eric Polmeier, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock, and Rev. Chad Meeks, lead pastor of Cedar Heights Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Music selections will be performed by Rita and DeWalden Frazier and their daughter, Promise.

Also invited to attend are Gov. Asa Hutchinson, First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman, state constitutional officers and members of the Arkansas General Assembly.

For more information contact Mimms at 501-663-4237 or email


Arkansas Right to Life is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee the oldest and largest pro-life organization. For more information visit

Pro-Life Ultrasound Legislation Filed in Arkansas

The Arkansas Legislature is convening this week, and Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R – Rogers) and Rep. Joe Cloud (R – Russellville) have filed S.B. 85 amending Arkansas’ law concerning ultrasounds before abortion.

Currently, Arkansas law requires abortionists to perform an ultrasound and offer to show the ultrasound to the mother.

S.B. 85 changes the law by requiring abortionists to show the ultrasound of the unborn baby to the pregnant woman; if the woman doesn’t want to see the ultrasound images, she can look away.

The bill also requires the abortionist to explain the ultrasound images to the pregnant woman. The bill contains exceptions for abortions performed due to medical emergencies.

Former abortionist Bernard Nathanson is credited with observing that, “Fewer women would have abortions if wombs had windows.” That’s exactly what an ultrasound image is.

Research indicates that some women are less likely to have an abortion once they see an ultrasound image of their unborn child.

That means pro-life bills like S.B. 85 can help further decrease the number of abortions in Arkansas.

In 2016 pro-abortion group NARAL criticized a Dorito’s commercial for “humanizing fetuses,” because the ad featured a baby on an ultrasound screen. It seems clear that abortionists understand the power of ultrasound images.

S.B. 85 has not been assigned to a committee yet, but it likely will go to the Senate Public Health Committee in the coming days.