On Monday the Washington County Quorum Court’s County Services Committee advanced a good resolution affirming that Washington County is a Pro-Life County.

The resolution is expected to go before the full Quorum Court at its next meeting in July.

The resolution affirms that Washington County is pro-life. It doesn’t carry the force of law, but it states the county’s commitment to protecting the lives of unborn children.

The resolution recognizes “that all men are created equal” and that “Amendment 68 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas makes clear that we are to protect the life of every unborn child.”

The resolution comes as Planned Parenthood looks to hire new staff in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 affirming that municipalities in Arkansas can declare themselves Pro-Life.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities can adopt pro-life policy positions like this resolution, and the City of Springdale adopted a pro-life resolution in 2019.

Affirming that cities and counties in Arkansas are Pro-Life is just one more way we can continue to oppose abortion and foster a culture that values the sanctity of human life.