Faulkner County Declares Itself Pro-Life

On Tuesday night the Faulkner County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming that it is pro-life.

The resolution reads,

A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS TO PROTECTING THE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE OF EVERY PERSON; AND, DECLARING FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS TO BE A PROLIFE COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court stated in Poelker v. Doe, 432 U.S. 519 (1977), that the United States Constitution does not forbid a municipality, pursuant to democratic processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS:

Section 1: It is the policy of Faulkner County, Arkansas to promote and protect the dignity and humanity of all persons at all stages of life from conception until natural death.

Section 2: The Faulkner County, Arkansas declares itself to be a Pro-Life County. Passed by the Quorum Court on September 21, 2021.

Faulkner County is the eighth in Arkansas to pass a good, pro-life resolution like this one.

Similar measures have passed in Washington, Benton, Crawford, CleburnePope, Jackson, and Saline counties.

Any city, town, or county in America can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these municipalities have passed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give Family Council a call at (501) 375-7000.

Lawmakers, Community Leaders, Citizens Rally Against Abortion in Northwest Arkansas

Pro-lifers gathered outside Planned Parenthood in Rogers on Sunday, September 19.

On Sunday afternoon some 300 pro-life legislators, community leaders, and citizens rallied outside of Planned Parenthood’s new facility at 1222 West Poplar Street in Rogers.

Pro-lifers at the event heard from different leaders in the state and community who oppose abortion.

The Rogers center opened last week, and Planned Parenthood has said that it hopes the 7,900 square foot facility will be licensed to perform abortions by the end of this year.

In the meantime, the nation’s largest abortion provider is offering abortion referrals at the location — but pro-lifers are on the move.

Besides last Sunday’s gathering, on September 12 an estimated 250 pro-lifers met to pray at the facility.

On September 14 many gathered throughout the day to pray and raise awareness about what Planned Parenthood is doing at the facility.

Pro-lifers will begin 40 Days for Life this Wednesday. This event will consist of 40 days of daily prayer outside Planned Parenthood’s facilities in Rogers and Little Rock.

On October 3, pro-lifers will participate in the annual Life Chain event outside Planned Parenthood.

You can see additional photos from Sunday’s gathering on the Family Council Facebook page here.

Above: Pro-lifers stand against abortion outside Planned Parenthood in Rogers on Tuesday, September 14.

National Abortion Federation Brags About Helping Texas Woman Travel to Arkansas for Abortion

On Friday the National Abortion Federation posted a tweet bragging about helping a woman travel from Texas to Arkansas for an abortion.

The tweet reads,

Thanks to S.B. 8, abortions in Texas generally have stopped. However, women now are travelling to surrounding states like Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas for abortions.

Last week the Family Council staff spoke with one of the volunteers who prays outside the abortion facilities in Little Rock. Pro-life volunteers say they are seeing more out-of-state license plates at the facilities.

Arkansas enacted a long list of pro-life laws this year, but it’s important for our state to continue passing pro-life measures. Without a pro-life law like the one in Texas, Arkansas quickly could find itself exporting abortions to other states.