Last week Family Council obtained documents from the Arkansas Department of Health via the state’s Freedom of Information Act showing that abortion facilities in Little Rock have hospital transfer agreements with UAMS.
Act 740 of 2021 by Sen. Ben Gilmore (R – Crossett) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) requires each abortion facility to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital and a transport agreement with a local ambulance service.
Act 740 is similar to a Kentucky law that has survived legal challenge. It helps protect women and babies who may be victims of botched abortions.
Arkansas currently has two licensed abortion facilities — both of which are in Little Rock: Planned Parenthood and Little Rock Family Planning Services.
Planned Parenthood recently opened a facility in Rogers, but it is not yet licensed to perform abortions.
We have written time and time again about ambulances sighted at the surgical abortion facility in Little Rock over the years. Incidents like these underscore why it is so important for Arkansas to pass pro-life legislation like Act 740 that will stop abortion and protect women from dangerous abortion procedures.