On Tuesday the House Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1572 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Springdale) and Sen. Scott Flippo (R – Mountain Home).
This good bill outlines the informed-consent process for chemical abortion.
In 2015 the Arkansas Legislature passed an excellent informed-consent law for abortion. It ensures women know the risks, consequences, and alternatives to abortion — and it has helped hundreds of women every year choose options besides abortion.
However, Arkansas’ current informed-consent laws for abortion are geared primarily for surgical abortion procedures. With the rise in chemical abortion drugs like RU-486, Arkansas law needs to be strengthened to address drug-induced abortion as well as surgical abortion.
H.B. 1572 will help ensure women get all the facts about chemical abortion — including its risks, consequences, and pro-life alternatives.
This will help save the lives of unborn children. Read The Bill Here.