Rep. Bentley presents S.B. 527 to the Arkansas House of Representatives on April 12.

On Tuesday Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed pro-life measure S.B. 527 into law.

It is now Act 740 of 2021.

This good law by Sen. Ben Gilmore (R – Crossett) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) requires abortion facilities to have transfer agreements with hospitals to handle complications from abortion.

Act 740 is similar to a Kentucky law that has been upheld in court.

Abortion carries a number of serious risks — including risk of laceration, hemorrhaging, and death. That’s why it is important for state law to protect women from dangerous abortion procedures.

We have written repeatedly about ambulances sighted at the surgical abortion facility in Little Rock over the years.

Act 740 is a good law that will help protect women from botched abortions and life-threatening complications from dangerous abortion procedures.