January 19, 2018 | Posted in Abortion | By

Although Arkansas’ legislature is not in session, its lawmakers are still working on pro-life bills.

Today state Senator Trent Garner (R — El Dorado) tweeted that he is drafting a bill to prohibit abortion in cases of Down Syndrome.

The senator said he hopes the final version of the bill will include additional protections for unborn children with other genetic defects besides Down Syndrome.

Arkansas passed a long list of pro-life laws last year, and voters should be proud to have a state legislature that is so dedicated to protecting unborn children. We look forward to supporting Sen. Garner’s bill and other pro-life legislation when the Arkansas Legislature reconvenes.

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.