An abortion clinic in Pennsylvania was shut down earlier this week following a surprise inspection from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The inspection reportedly found “serious deficiencies and violations” at the clinic.
This is significant, because Arkansas recently passed a law strengthening Health Department inspection requirements regarding abortion clinics.
Like Pennsylvania, inspections in Arkansas must be unannounced. The new law 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.
As we have said before, laws like this one make it easier to shut abortion clinics down. That’s what is happening in other states. Hopefully it happens in Arkansas, too.
Ground has been broken on the Capitol lawn for the state’s new Ten Commandments monument.
In 2015 the Arkansas Legislature passed a law authorizing the placement of a monument of the Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds.
Earlier this spring the State Capitol Arts and Ground Commission authorized the monument as a formality before construction could officially begin.
The monument is similar to a monument ruled constitutional in Texas, and is being privately funded. It celebrates the influence and legacy of the Ten Commandments in western law.