Politics can be a dirty business, and it is unfortunate that some people are willing to say things that are untrue to help their cause.

Take for example a recent political piece by the Democratic Party of Arkansas saying that state Sen. Jane English, Rep. Carlton Wing, and Rep. Karilyn Brown, “Voted to mandate pregnancy for survivors of rape or incest.”

That political ad is untrue, because in Arkansas there has never been a law proposed to “mandate pregnancy.”

Presumably the misleading ad and tweet are referring to our good pro-life laws that prohibit abortion except to save the life of the mother.

This good law that passed last year had more than 40 sponsors and co-sponsors.

Almost every member of the legislature voted for it, and Governor Hutchinson signed it into law.

Public opinion polling shows Arkansans overwhelmingly oppose abortion. 

Seventy-nine percent of likely voters in Arkansas believe abortion should be either completely illegal — without exception — or legal only under certain circumstances.

Arkansas’ abortion laws reflect that.

Arkansas law generally prohibits abortion, but it makes exceptions for complications like an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage and for circumstances when the mother’s life is in jeopardy.

Life is a human right. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed Roe v. Wade, Arkansas is protecting the right to life and supporting women with unplanned pregnancies.

Family Council looks forward to continuing to work with Arkansans to protect the lives of women and children in the future.

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