March 31, 2015 | Posted in Legislature | By

Yesterday the Arkansas Senate passed a resolution commending Arkansas’ pregnancy resource centers.

These centers provide support for young women with unplanned pregnancies. They offer vital resources and empower women to choose an alternative to abortion.

S.R. 24 by Senator Missy Irvin was adopted by the Arkansas Senate recognizing “the importance of pregnancy resource centers in Arkansas.” The resolution mirrors H.R. 1019, by Rep. Mary Benltey, which the Arkansas House of Representatives passed earlier this month.

House and Senate resolutions do not change state law, but they are a way legislators can make a public, pro-life declaration.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.