This afternoon the Arkansas House of Representatives passed S.B. 148, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) and Rep. Charlene Fite (R-Van Buren).
This bill protects babies born alive following an abortion procedure. It requires doctors to provide nourishment, medical treatment, and emergency care for a baby born alive after an abortion.
In other states we have heard horror stories about living, breathing babies being left to die or being denied care after an abortion. S.B. 148 helps prevent that from happening in Arkansas.
Out of the entire Arkansas House, only one representative voted against the bill: Rep. David Whitaker (D-Fayetteville).
Eighty-four representatives voted for it, and fifteen did not vote for one reason or another.
S.B. 148 now goes to Governor Hutchinson’s desk. You can see a breakdown of the vote in the Arkansas House below.
Voted FOR S.B. 148 (84 Representatives)
Voted AGAINST S.B. 148 (1 Representative)
Did Not Vote (15 Representatives)
|F. Allen||Blake||K. Ferguson||Fielding||V. Flowers||Gates|
|Walker||J. Williams||Mr. Speaker|
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.