January 10, 2019 | Posted in Abortion | By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Little Rock — On Thursday Americans United for Life released its 2019 Life List ranking all 50 states from best to worst on how well their laws protect human life. This year Arkansas is ranked in second place, right behind Arizona.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement saying, “This is something Arkansans should be proud of. Our state is the second most pro-life state in the country. That is something to celebrate.”

Cox said the ranking is the result of the hard work of pro-life Arkansans. “Arkansans work very hard to protect innocent human life from conception until natural death. Volunteers across the state help women with unplanned pregnancies choose options besides abortion, and our lawmakers have consistently passed good legislation that protects unborn children. The fact that Arkansas is ranked the second most pro-life state in America shows all that hard work is paying off.”

Cox said Americans United for Life is a leading expert when it comes to surveying state pro-life laws. “AUL has been at this for years. When their attorneys analyze state laws, they look at everything from abortion policies to protections for pregnant women to end-of-life laws. If they say we’re the second most pro-life state in America, you can count on it.”

Cox said his team is developing a legislative package that he believes will help make Arkansas the most pro-life state in the nation. “Right now Arkansas is in second place. We want to be in first place. We’ve talked to attorneys from Americans United for Life, and we have put together a list of laws that we believe can help make Arkansas the best state in the nation when it comes to upholding the sanctity of human life. We look forward to working with our friends in the Arkansas Legislature and at Arkansas Right to Life to help make Arkansas the most pro-life state in America.”

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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.