A measure filed at the Arkansas Legislature on Wednesday could effectively legalize elective abortion in Arkansas.
H.B. 1684 by Rep. Denise Garner (D – Fayetteville) would permit abortions performed to protect the health of the mother.
Over the decades, courts have interpreted health exceptions like the ones in H.B. 1684 very broadly.
As a result, adding this kind of vague exception to a pro-life law makes it much easier to justify abortion and can effectively permit abortion on demand.
That is why Family Council opposes H.B. 1684.