Above: Sen. Blake Johnson presents Act 562 to the Arkansas Senate in this file photo from March 29, 2021.

One year ago this week the Arkansas Legislature passed two excellent laws that restrict abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486.

Act 560 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R – Springdale) and Sen. Scott Flippo (R – Mountain Home) outlines the informed-consent process for abortion drugs in Arkansas.

Arkansas’ previous informed-consent laws for abortion focused primarily on surgical abortion procedures. Act 560 ensures women get all the facts about chemical abortion as well — including its risks, its consequences, and its pro-life alternatives.

Act 560 helps women choose options besides the RU-486 abortion drugs. That has the potential to save many unborn children from abortion.

Act 562 by Rep. Sonia Barker (R – Smackover) and Sen. Blake Johnson (R – Corning) updates Arkansas’ restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486.

Among other things, Act 562 outlines requirements that abortionists must follow in administering abortion-inducing drugs, and it prohibits abortion drugs from being delivered by mail in Arkansas.

Abortion-inducing drugs are dangerous.

Documents from the Arkansas Department of Health reveal there were 40 reports of women who experienced complications from the RU-486 abortion drug in 2020.

The reports underscore that women need to know all of the risks associated with abortion-inducing drugs.

Last year the Biden Administration relaxed the federal rules for RU-486. Act 560 and Act 562 help push back against the Biden Administration’s pro-abortion rule change.

These are good laws that protect women and unborn children from abortion. That’s something to celebrate.