Today the Arkansas Legislature’s House Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1032, a bill effectively banning D&E and sharp curettage abortion procedures.

These procedures involve the dismemberment of a living, unborn baby. Based on reports published by the Arkansas Department of Health, approximately 1,200 abortions have been performed via these methods in the past couple of years.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Andy Mayberry (R-Hensley). It’s a good, pro-life bill that will reduce the number of abortions performed in Arkansas.

From here, H.B. 1032 goes before the entire Arkansas House of Representatives for a vote.

Read the bill here.