On Tuesday night the Sebastian County Quorum Court in west Arkansas voted 9-4 to affirm that the county is Pro-Life.
Sebastian is Arkansas’ tenth pro-life county. The resolution passed Tuesday reads,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF THE COUNTY OF SEBASTIAN, STATE OF ARKANSAS:
A RESOLUTION OF THE SEBASTIAN COUNTY QUORUM COURT TO DECLARE SEBASTIAN COUNTY IS A PRO LIFE COUNTY
WHEREAS, Sebastian County affirms that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; and
WHEREAS, Sebastian County desires to preserve its rights to promotion and expression of its Pro-Life designation, as affirmed by Arkansas Act 392 of 2021; and
WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas makes clear that we are to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth, to the extent permitted by the Federal Government; and,
WHEREAS, It is the duty of governments, such as ours, to protect this unalienable right to life of every person within our jurisdiction.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Quorum Court of Sebastian County, Arkansas, that: Sebastian County, Arkansas, declares itself to be a Pro Life County, committed to the protection of all lives, including the lives of the unborn.
Sebastian County joins a growing list of pro-life cities and counties across Arkansas.
Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, Jackson, Saline, Faulkner, and Perry counties have approved pro-life resolutions this year.
The City of Mariana and the City of Springdale have passed pro-life resolutions as well.
Last spring the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch). This good law affirms that municipalities in Arkansas can designate themselves as Pro-Life.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities can adopt pro-life policy positions. In fact, any city, town, or county can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these communities have passed.
Public opinion polling shows Arkansans are overwhelmingly pro-life. We look forward to future communities passing their own resolutions affirming that they are Pro-Life — just like Sebastian County.
If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give us a call at (501) 375-7000 or click here.