On Monday Arkansas U.S. Senators John Boozman (R) and Tom Cotton (R) and Congressmen Rick Crawford (R — AR Dist. 1) and Bruce Westerman (R — AR Dist. 4) joined 190 of their colleagues in calling for the U.S. government to stop giving taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood.
The congressmen cited a recent report that found Planned Parenthood received hundreds of millions of dollars in public dollars even while the organization has been under investigation for harvesting and selling the organs of aborted babies.
Arkansans are fortunate to have pro-life lawmakers representing them at both the state and federal levels.
In October Congressmen Crawford, Hill, Womack, and Westerman helped pass a landmark bill that prohibited most abortions in America after the twentieth week of pregnancy.
Senators Boozman and Cotton co-sponsored similar legislation in the U.S. Senate, but the senate failed to pass that bill.
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.