An abortion clinic in Pennsylvania was shut down earlier this week following a surprise inspection from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The inspection reportedly found “serious deficiencies and violations” at the clinic.
This is significant, because Arkansas recently passed a law strengthening Health Department inspection requirements regarding abortion clinics.
Like Pennsylvania, inspections in Arkansas must be unannounced. The new law makes it clear abortion clinics must be inspected at least annually and that the Department of Health will close an abortion clinic that fails inspection.
As we have said before, laws like this one make it easier to shut abortion clinics down. That’s what is happening in other states. Hopefully it happens in Arkansas, too.
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.