Congress Passes Landmark Pro-Life Bill

October 4, 2017 | Posted in Abortion | By

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

We recently wrote about this good, pro-life bill. It protects unborn children by generally prohibiting abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. It is similar to a pro-life law the Arkansas Legislature passed in 2013.

All four of Arkansas’ congressmen — Reps. Crawford, Hill, Womack, and Westerman — co-sponsored this bill, and all four of them voted for it yesterday.

The House approved the bill by a vote of 237 to 189, with 7 representatives not voting. It now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. President Trump has indicated he would sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if it reached his desk.

Take Action: Contact your U.S. Congressman, and thank him for supporting this good bill. His contact information is below.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN RICK CRAWFORD (AR DISTRICT 1)

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Jonesboro Office:
2400 Highland Drive, Suite 300
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 203-0540
Fax: (870) 203-0542

D.C. Office:
1711 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4076
Fax: (202) 225-5602

Click Here to Email Congressman Crawford

U.S. CONGRESSMAN FRENCH HILL (AR DISTRICT 2)

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Little Rock Office:
1501 N. University Ave.
Suite 630
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 324-5941
Fax: (501) 324-6029

D.C. Office:
1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2506
Fax: (202) 225-5903

Click Here to Email U.S. Congressman Hill

U.S. CONGRESSMAN STEVE WOMACK (AR DISTRICT 3)

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Rogers Office:
3333 Pinnacle Hills, Suite 120
Rogers, Arkansas 72758
Phone: (479) 464-0446
Fax: (479) 464-0063

D.C. Office:
1119 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4301
Fax: (202) 225-5713

Click Here to Email U.S. Congressman Womack

U.S. CONGRESSMAN BRUCE WESTERMAN (AR DISTRICT 4)

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Hot Springs Office:
101 Reserve St.
Suite 200
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 609-9796
Fax: (501) 609-9887

D.C. Office:
130 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3772
Fax: (202) 225-1314

Click Here to Email U.S. Congressman Westerman

Standing Strong for Life at the State Fair

October 2, 2017 | Posted in Abortion | By

The following announcement is from our friends at Arkansas Right to Life.

The 2017 AR State Fair begins October 13th and Arkansas Right to Life will be there!

For the last 40 years our annual Pro-Life exhibit in the Hall of Industry has educated thousands of Arkansas State Fairgoers with factual information about fetal development, abortion, and our efforts to protect unborn babies from abortion and other vulnerable human beings threatened with infanticide and euthanasia.

We are a family friendly exhibit!  The fetal models are a popular draw for all ages as they marvel at the phenomal development of the unborn child. Along with our carousel of literature and educational petition drive visitiors are attracted to our display for friendly conversationsthat help to deliver the compassionate and positive pro-life message that each and every life is a gift.

When you visit the fair, please stop by and say hello!  Consider signing up as a volunteer —new volunteers are welcome and always work with a veteran volunteer.  Work a 2 or 3 hour shift — then enjoy the midway, food, livestock, and crafts for some fun at the fair.

Arkansas Right to Life volunteers will staff our pro-life booth from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct 13-21 and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct 22.  The booth is located on the north side of the Hall of Industry across from the AR Game & Fish Commission’s large Aquarium Tank.

See you at the Fair!

Photo Credit: By Johnny Kao (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Federal Court Leaves Arkansas Pro-Life Law Alone

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Abortion | By

Today the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals announced it will not reconsider a pro-life ruling issued last July.

In 2015 the Arkansas Legislature passed the Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act sponsored by Rep. Charlene Fite (R – Van Buren). The law requires clinics performing chemical abortions to maintain a contract with a doctor who has admitting privileges at a hospital. A federal judge blocked the law last year.

In July a three-judge panel from the Eighth Circuit of Appeals reversed that judge’s order. The panel’s decision was appealed to the entire Eighth Circuit. Today the Eighth Circuit announced it would not reconsider the case, meaning the panel’s decision from July still stands.

This is a pro-life victory. The Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act is a good law that ought to be enforced. The Arkansas Legislature passed it with strong support, and Attorney General Rutledge’s office has defended it in court since Day One. We look forward to other good decisions like this one in the future.

Photo Credit: By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.