A proposed constitutional amendment at the Arkansas Legislature would enshrine abortion in the state constitution.

H.J.R. 1008 by Rep. Deborah Ferguson (D – West Memphis) would amend the Arkansas Constitution to recognize “a fundamental right to reproductive freedom.” According to the amendment, that right would include:

  • Abortion
  • Prenatal care
  • Childbirth
  • Postpartum care
  • Contraception
  • Sterilization
  • Miscarriage management
  • Infertility care

The amendment would prohibit the state from restricting abortion before the point of fetal viability, and it would limit the state’s ability to restrict abortion after fetal viability.

This is a very bad amendment, and Family Council strongly opposes it.

Arkansas’ lawmakers are strongly pro-life, and they have worked for years to enact good legislation that protects women and unborn children.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade last June, and abortion is prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother.

We look forward to working with our pro-life friends to defeat this bad amendment.

You Can Read H.J.R. 1008 Here.