Prairie County Quorum Court Adopts Pro-Life Resolution, Resolves to Protect Life “From Conception Until Natural Death”

Photo Credit Justice Rick Stallings, Prairie County.

On Tuesday night the Prairie County Quorum Court adopted a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life.

Prairie County is Arkansas’ seventeenth Pro-Life Community.

Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch). Act 392 is a good law that affirms that municipalities can designate themselves as Pro-Life.

Act 392 also makes it clear that Pro-Life Communities can install signs or banners announcing that they are Pro-Life.

Since Act 392 was enacted over the summer, Arkansas has seen a rapid expansion of Pro-Life Cities and Counties across the state.

Washington, Benton, CrawfordCleburnePopeJacksonSalineFaulknerPerrySebastianLee, and White counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions. So have the cities of MariannaRussellville, and Springdale as well as the Town of LaGrange.

As public opinion polling has shown time and again, Arkansans are overwhelmingly pro-life. It should not come as any surprise that communities in Arkansas would vote to adopt resolutions affirming that they support the sanctity of human life.

If you would like to learn how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give us a call at (501) 375-7000 or click here.

LaGrange, Arkansas Affirms It Is Pro-Life

On Thursday the Town of LaGrange in eastern Arkansas passed a resolution affirming it is a Pro-Life City.

LaGrange is located south of Marianna in Lee County — both of which have passed resolutions affirming that they are Pro-Life as well.

This year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch). Act 392 affirms that municipalities in Arkansas can designate themselves as Pro-Life.

Arkansas has added several Pro-Life Communities since last spring — including Washington, Benton, CrawfordCleburnePopeJacksonSalineFaulknerPerrySebastianLee, and White counties.

The City of Mariana, the City of Russellville, and the City of Springdale have passed resolutions affirming that they are Pro-Life as well.

Public opinion polling shows that the vast majority of Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

Arkansas is a firmly pro-life state, so it makes sense that communities like LaGrange would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.

If you would like to learn how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give us a call at (501) 375-7000 or click here.

Newborn Saved Via Safe Haven Baby Box in Maumelle

A newborn baby was saved in Arkansas last week thanks to a Safe Haven Baby Box recently installed at a fire station in Maumelle.

In a press release from Arkansas Right to Life, Monica Kelsey, the founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, confirmed, “A healthy newborn baby was safely, legally and anonymously surrendered in a Safe Haven Baby Box at Fire Department Station 1 in Maumelle, Arkansas last week.”

The Safe Haven Baby Box in Maumelle was installed on October 10, 2021 — less than a month ago.

Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act of 2001 lets a woman surrender her newborn baby to law enforcement, medical personnel, and first responders. The law gives women with unplanned pregnancies an option besides abortion, and it protects newborns from being abandoned.

Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes like the one in Maumelle can be installed at fire stations. They allow a woman to surrender her infant legally, safely, and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet that keeps the baby secure while a silent alarm notifies first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.

This is an amazing, pro-life story.

Arkansas Right to Life currently is leading a billboard campaign to raise awareness about the state’s Safe Haven law. We look forward to that law saving the lives of other children in the future.