We’ve written repeatedly about how abortion has fallen to historic lows in Arkansas.
Altogether, from 1991 to 2016, abortion in Arkansas fell by 53.4%.
Teen abortion fell by nearly 79% during that same time.
In 2000, the FDA approved RU486, a regimen of drugs used to perform chemical abortions. From 2003 to 2011, the number of chemical abortions performed in Arkansas generally rose. However, since 2011 the number of chemical abortions performed in Arkansas has fallen by 26.7%.
Across the board, abortion is in decline in Arkansas. Below is an infographic highlighting some of these numbers.
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.