March 21 is International Down Syndrome Day, a day when people advocate for the rights of those with Down Syndrome.

By some estimates, most unborn babies are aborted if they are diagnosed in the womb as having Down Syndrome.

That is part of the reason why the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 619 on March 27, 2019, prohibiting abortions performed solely because the unborn child has Down Syndrome.

Unfortunately, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Little Rock Family Planning Services filed a lawsuit against Act 619. Today, Act 619 is among Arkansas’ pro-life laws tied up in court.

In 2019, Family Council estimated that Act 619 could save 100 unborn children from abortion each year, if enforced.

This good law may be tied up in court right now, but it’s worth remembering that public opinion polling shows most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or permitted only under certain circumstances.

Arkansas’ pro-life laws are among the best in the nation, and abortion in Arkansas sits near record lows.

Slowly but surely we are winning the fight to stop abortion in our state.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.