February 20, 2017 | Posted in Abortion | By

Last week the Arkansas Senate voted almost unanimously to pass S.B. 148, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch).

We have heard many horror stories from other states over the years about babies who survive abortion being left to die or denied medical treatment. This bill requires abortionists to call 911 if a baby is born during an abortion, and it requires medical professionals to provide nourishment and medical care to any baby who survives an abortion.

S.B. 148 is a good, pro-life bill that will protect babies who survive abortion. It now goes to the Arkansas House of Representatives for consideration.

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.