Little Rock, AR — On Thursday the University of Arkansas released its annual Arkansas Poll. The poll indicated likely voters in Arkansas overwhelmingly believe abortion in Arkansas should be completely illegal or legal only in certain cases. The highest percentage of Arkansans ever believe that abortion should be completely illegal.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement saying, “This poll shows Arkansans, who are likely voters, are deeply pro-life and soundly reject the idea of abortion on demand. According to the poll, twenty-six percent said abortion ought to be illegal under all circumstances, and fifty-three percent said it ought to be legal only under certain circumstances. In other words, seventy-nine percent of Arkansans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only in a few cases. Arkansans overwhelmingly reject abortion, and Arkansas’ lawmakers have passed a lot of legislation protecting the lives of unborn children in recent years. I believe that is one reason abortion in Arkansas has fallen to the lowest levels since the 1970s, and abortion among teenagers is near an all-time low.”

Cox called the poll’s findings good news, saying “Arkansas is ranked the #1 most Pro-Life state in the nation and this poll affirms that ranking. Most Arkansans want to see unborn children protected. Protecting the lives of unborn children has always been something that Family Council is committed to. We look forward to continuing protecting the lives of the unborn in the future.”