On Wednesday the Senate Public Health Committee passed S.B. 527.
This good bill by Sen. Ben Gilmore (R – Crossett) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) requires abortion facilities to have transfer agreements with hospitals, and it fixes a flawed definition in a pro-life law passed in 2019.
S.B. 527 is similar to a Kentucky law that survived a legal challenge.
This is a good bill that will help protect women from botched abortions.
Abortion carries a number of serious risks — including risk of laceration, hemorrhaging, and death.
Legislation like S.B. 527 helps protect women from dangerous abortion practices.
The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.