On Tuesday both of Arkansas’ U.S. Senators and three of the state’s U.S. Representatives co-sponsored federal pro-life legislation in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC) filed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act generally prohibiting most abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy — when experts say an unborn baby can feel the excruciating pain of abortion.

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton from Arkansas are co-sponsoring that measure.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Christopher Smith (R – NJ -4) filed a measure generally prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks pregnancy as well.

Arkansas congressmen French Hill, Rick Crawford, and Bruce Westerman are co-sponsoring that measure.

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed Roe v. Wade, state legislatures and congress are free to make abortion policy.

In Arkansas, abortion generally is prohibited except to save the life of the mother — which means thousands of women and unborn children will be protected from abortion in the years to come. That’s something to celebrate.

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