Sen. Ballinger presents H.B. 1589 in committee.

On Monday the Senate Public Health Committee passed H.B. 1589 on a voice vote.

This good bill by Rep. Harlan Breaux (R – Holiday Island) and Sen. Bob Ballinger (R – Ozark) prohibits government entities, including public schools, in Arkansas from engaging in transactions with abortion providers and affiliates of abortion providers.

Sen. Ballinger presented the bill in committee on Monday.

Only one abortion supporter appeared before the committee to speak against the bill.

H.B. 1589 is a good bill that will help ensure that Arkansas does not spend any taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortionists and their affiliates.

The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.