On Wednesday Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed S.B. 463 into law.
The bill is now Act 787 of 2021. It previously passed the Arkansas House and Arkansas Senate with strong support.
This good law by Sen. Blake Johnson (R – Corning) and Rep. Tony Furman (R – Benton) requires the State of Arkansas to provide abortion data to the federal Centers for Disease Control for statistical purposes.
It also tightens Arkansas law concerning abortion facility inspections, and it requires abortionists to file certain documentation when the woman is a victim of rape or incest.
This is a good law that will provide additional protections for rape victims, and it will help strengthen Arkansas’ existing pro-life laws.