A bill filed last week would weaken Arkansas’ good, pro-life laws.

Thanks to legislation passed in 2019 and 2021, Arkansas law generally prohibits abortion except to save the life of the mother.

H.B. 1301 by Rep. Nicole Clowney (D – Fayetteville) adds exceptions allowing abortion in cases of “fetal abnormality incompatible with life.”

The bill does not define what is or is not a “fetal abnormality.” It is not clear how a federal judge might interpret this language.

Unborn children should not be aborted simply because a doctor thinks they may be at risk for a fetal abnormality.

Family Council strongly opposes this bill — and any other bill that would weaken our state’s pro-life laws.