Sen. Gilmore presents S.B. 527 in committee on Wednesday, March 31.

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.

Read The Bill Here.