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