The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that states across America have passed a total of 106 new restrictions on abortion so far this year.
Leading the nation is Arkansas, which according to Guttmacher, has enacted 20 anti-abortion policies since January.
As Family Council previously reported, the Arkansas Legislature approved a record number of pro-life laws last spring.
These new laws could save thousands of women and unborn children from abortion for years to come. That’s something to celebrate.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, Oklahoma, Indiana, Montana and South Dakota have passed several pro-life measures this year — and other states have as well.
Some of Arkansas’ new pro-life laws are currently being litigated in federal court. Those lawsuits could lead to landmark, pro-life victories that may pave the way for Arkansas and other states to pass future legislation protecting women and children from abortion.
Pro-abortion groups rallied in Arkansas last weekend — but so did pro-lifers who are participating in 40 Days for Life and the annual Life Chain in Arkansas.
Planned Parenthood operates an abortion facility in Little Rock, and the group wants to perform abortions at its newest center in Rogers — but pro-lifers are opening pregnancy resource centers next door to both facilities.
And let’s not forget that abortion in Arkansas has been in decline since the 1990s.
As of 2020, Arkansas’ abortion numbers remain near historic lows, and public opinion polling shows most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.
Slowly but surely, we’re winning the fight to protect innocent human life in Arkansas.