Rev. Franklin Graham Urges Gov. Hutchinson to Sign SAFE Act

On Wednesday night Rev. Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse urged Gov. Asa Hutchinson to sign H.B. 1570, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act.

This good bill by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Springdale) and Sen. Alan Clark (R – Lonsdale) prohibits sex-reassignment procedures on children in Arkansas.

The bill also prevents funding of sex-reassignment procedures performed on children.

Gender-reassignment surgeries can leave children sterilized and scarred for life.

Medical researchers do not know the long term effects these procedures and therapies can have on kids. That is why many people equate them with experimenting on children.

Rev. Graham asked that “God would give the Governor of Arkansas a thick skin” and that the governor would do the right thing for Arkansans.

You can watch a short clip of Rev. Graham below.

Senate Committee Advances Bill Prohibiting Transactions With Abortionists

Sen. Ballinger presents H.B. 1589 in committee.

On Monday the Senate Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1589 on a voice vote.

This good bill by Rep. Harlan Breaux (R – Holiday Island) and Sen. Bob Ballinger (R – Ozark) prohibits government entities, including public schools, in Arkansas from engaging in transactions with abortion providers and affiliates of abortion providers.

Sen. Ballinger presented the bill in committee on Monday.

Only one abortion supporter appeared before the committee to speak against the bill.

H.B. 1589 is a good bill that will help ensure that Arkansas does not spend any taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortionists and their affiliates.

The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.

Senate Health Committee Passes Measure to Ensure Patients, Nursing Home Residents Have Visitors

Above: Rep. Mayberry explains H.B. 1061, the No Patient Left Alone Act, to state representatives in this file photo.

On Monday the Senate Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1061 by Rep. Julie Mayberry (R – Hensley) and Sen. Breanne Davis (R – Russellville).

This good bill protects people from being left alone and denied visitors in hospitals, nursing homes, and similar facilities.

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, we’ve heard story after story of people separated from their loved ones.

Nobody should be barred from being in the hospital with their dying child, their spouse, or their parent. This bill helps address that in Arkansas.

H.B. 1061 now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.