On Monday the Arkansas Senate passed S.B. 85 with a vote of 29 to 6.

This good bill by Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R – Rogers) and Rep. Joe Cloud (R – Russellville) requires an abortionist to show an ultrasound image of the unborn baby to the pregnant woman before an abortion.

Research indicates that some women are less likely to have an abortion once they see an ultrasound image of their unborn child.

That means pro-life bills like S.B. 85 can help further decrease the number of abortions in Arkansas.

Currently, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Arkansas Abortion Support Network are fighting against S.B. 85.

Arkansas Right to Life is the chief proponent of S.B. 85, and we fully support their efforts. 

The bill now goes to the Arkansas House for consideration.

Below is a breakdown of how the Arkansas Senate voted on this good bill.

Voted For S.B. 85

  • Ballinger
  • Beckham
  • Bledsoe
  • Caldwell
  • Clark
  • Davis
  • Dismang
  • Eads
  • English
  • Flippo
  • Garner
  • Gilmore
  • Hammer
  • Hendren
  • Hester
  • Hickey
  • Hill
  • Irvin
  • Johnson, B.
  • Johnson, M.
  • Pitsch
  • Rapert
  • Rice
  • Sample
  • Stubblefield
  • Sturch
  • Sullivan
  • Teague
  • Wallace

Voted Against S.B. 85

  • Chesterfield
  • Elliot
  • Flowers
  • Ingram
  • Leding
  • Tucker