Late yesterday the Arkansas Senate passed H.B. 1428 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs) and Sen. Scott Flippo (R-Bull Shoals).
This bill cleans up Arkansas’ abortion laws. It is similar to a good, pro-life bill Sen. Flippo sponsored in 2015.
It gives the Health Department the power to immediately close any clinic that fails a health inspection, and clarifies that abortion clinics must be inspected at least annually.
Laws like this one literally help states close abortion clinics. That’s a good thing.
The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Below is a breakdown of the senate vote on H.B. 1428.
Voted FOR H.B. 1428 (28 Senators)
Voted AGAINST H.B. 1428 (5 Senators)
|Bond||L. Chesterfield||Elliott||S. Flowers||U. Lindsey|
Did Not Vote (2 Senators)
|K. Ingram||G. Stubblefield|
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.