On February 14 the Searcy County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming the county is Pro-Life.
Searcy County is Arkansas’ fourteenth Pro-Life County.
Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) affirms that cities and counties can designate themselves as Pro-Life.
Act 392 also makes it clear that Pro-Life Communities can install signs or banners announcing that they are Pro-Life.
Since Act 392 was enacted last year, Arkansas has seen a rapid expansion of Pro-Life Cities and Counties across the state.
Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, Jackson, Saline, Faulkner, Perry, Sebastian, Lee, White, and Prairie counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions — and so have cities and towns like Marianna, Russellville, Springdale, LaGrange, Moro, Aubrey, Haynes, and Marshall.
Public opinion polling has shown time and again that the vast majority of Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances. It makes sense that so many communities in Arkansas would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.
Look for other cities and counties pass their own Pro-Life resolutions in the coming months!