Above: Pro-lifers watch as the Boone County Quorum Court gives unanimous approval to a resolution affirming the county is Pro-Life.

On Tuesday night a standing-room-only crowd watched while the Boone County Quorum Court unanimously approved a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life.

Boone is Arkansas’ seventeenth Pro-Life County.

Last year 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 cities and counties can designate themselves as Pro-Life.

Act 392 also says that Pro-Life Communities can install signs or banners announcing that they are Pro-Life.

To date, Washington, Benton, CrawfordCleburnePopeJacksonSalineFaulknerPerrySebastianLeeWhitePrairieSearcy, Carrol, and Newton counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions — and so have the cities and towns of MariannaRussellvilleSpringdaleLaGrangeMoroAubrey, Haynes, and Marshall.

We know from public opinion polling that most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances, and Arkansas has passed some of the best pro-life laws in the nation.

With that in mind, it makes sense that so many communities in Arkansas would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.

We look forward to other cities and counties passing Pro-Life resolutions in the future!