Yesterday the Arkansas House of Representatives passed H.B. 1428. This good, pro-life bill makes it clear abortion clinics must be inspected at least annually and that the Department of Health will close an abortion clinic that fails inspection.
It also closes a loophole in Arkansas’ informed-consent law regarding abortion.
The bill now goes to the Arkansas Senate for consideration.
Below is a breakdown of the vote.
Voted FOR H.B. 1428 (77 votes)
Voted AGAINST H.B. 1428 (8 votes)
|F. Allen||Blake||V. Flowers||Love||Murdock||Sabin|
Did Not Vote (15 Representatives)
|E. Armstrong||Capp||Dotson||C. Douglas||K. Ferguson||Fielding|
|M.J. Gray||M. Hodges||Johnson||Leding||G. McGill||S. Meeks|
Today the Arkansas House of Representatives passed H.B. 1434. This is a good, pro-life bill that prohibits abortions performed due to the baby’s sex.
The bill now goes to the Arkansas Senate.
Below is a breakdown of the vote on the bill.
Voted FOR H.B. 1434 (79 votes)
Voted AGAINST H.B. 1434 (3 votes)
Voted “Present” (6 votes)
|. Armstrong||Blake||M.J. Gray||Love||Nicks||Tucker|
Did Not Vote (12 Representatives)
|F. Allen||Davis||Drown||Eaves||K. Ferguson||Fielding|
|V. Flowers||M. Hodges||Johnson||Leding||Wardlaw||Mr. Speaker|
Yesterday Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson (R-Little Rock) filed S.B. 340 banning “wrongful birth” lawsuits.
In other states parents of children born with Down Syndrome and similar conditions have sued doctors and hospitals, claiming that the child should have been aborted. In some cases, couples have collected millions of dollars in these lawsuits.
Currently, Arkansas has no law regarding “wrongful birth” lawsuits, but state court decisions seem to permit them in certain circumstances.
Human life is sacred. No one should be able to file a lawsuit claiming another person should have been killed.
S.B. 340 is a good, pro-life bill that affirms the sanctity of human life. You can read the bill here.