On Monday the Madison County Quorum Court approved a resolution designating the Northwest Arkansas county as Pro-Life.

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, 19 counties and 10 cities and towns have passed resolutions recognizing unborn children and affirming that they are Pro-Life.

Benton, WashingtonCrawfordCleburnePopeJacksonSalineFaulknerPerrySebastianLeeWhitePrairieSearcyCarrolNewtonBoone, and Hot Spring counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions — and so have the cities and towns of MariannaRussellvilleSpringdaleLaGrangeMoroAubrey, Haynes, MarshallWestern Grove, and Leslie.

It makes sense that so many communities in Arkansas would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.

Arkansas is the most pro-life state in America.

Arkansans overwhelmingly believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or restricted to certain situations.

The state legislature passed a record number of pro-life laws last year and 44 pro-life laws since 2011.

Family Council congratulates Madison County on becoming Arkansas’ latest Pro-Life Community. We look forward to other cities and counties passing Pro-Life resolutions in the future.