A recent article appearing on the Arkansas Times website highlights how supporters of the proposed Arkansas Abortion Amendment are working to raise $15,000 and collect 90,704 petition signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.

The Arkansas Abortion Amendment would legalize abortion in a way Arkansas has never seen before.

If passed, the amendment would write abortion into the Arkansas Constitution, allowing as many as 3,000 or more elective abortions on mothers carrying healthy, unborn babies every year.

The measure prevents the Arkansas Legislature from restricting abortion during the first five months of pregnancy, and it contains sweeping health exceptions for abortion throughout all nine months.

It also nullifies all state laws that conflict with the amendment — putting basic restrictions like parental consent and informed consent laws in jeopardy.

According to the article, the group backing the abortion amendment is preparing to train over 300 volunteers to collect petition signatures across the state.

But pro-life organizations in Arkansas are mobilizing to oppose the abortion amendment.

Arkansas Right to Life has announced a Decline to Sign campaign encouraging Arkansans not to sign petitions for the amendment.

Alisha See, Co-Lead Pastor of Reach Church in Centerton recently released a video urging people not to sign the abortion petition as well.

Family Council staff member Erin Hogan recently interviewed Allie Paris from Counteract USA in Northwest Arkansas about the pro-life effort in her part of the state. You can watch their conversation below.

Family Council also offers special email and text alerts about the abortion amendment. You can sign up for free here.

You can download a copy of the abortion amendment here.

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