February 14, 2019 | Posted in Abortion | By

Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Elm Springs) Sen. Jason Rapert (R – Conway)

This week Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Elm Springs) and Sen. Jason Rapert (R – Conway) filed H.B. 1439 prohibiting abortion in Arkansas after the eighteenth week of pregnancy unless the mother’s life or physical health is in serious jeopardy.

Currently Arkansas law prohibits abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy.

Medical science increasingly shows unborn children can feel pain, and studies show time and again most Americans oppose late term abortion.

We also know abortion becomes more dangerous to the woman the later in pregnancy it is performed. H.B. 1439 protects women from dangerous abortion practices.

On average, approximately 200 children are aborted in Arkansas every year during or after the eighteenth week of pregnancy. If passed, H.B. 1439 will save hundreds of unborn babies from abortion.

H.B. 1439 is a good bill that Family Council strongly supports. You can leave a message asking your state representative to support H.B. 1439 by calling the Arkansas House of Representatives at (501) 682-6211.

You can read H.B. 1439 here.

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.