Pro-life organizations are organizing campaigns to defeat an abortion proposal in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Abortion Amendment would legalize abortion by writing it into the Arkansas Constitution.

The measure prevents the Arkansas Legislature from restricting abortion during the first five months of pregnancy — which would potentially allow thousands of elective abortions in Arkansas every year.

It also contains sweeping health exceptions for abortion throughout all nine months, and it nullifies all state laws that conflict with the amendment — putting basic restrictions like parental consent and informed consent laws in jeopardy.

Pro-life organizations in the state are pushing back and launching campaigns against the amendment.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission website indicates the group Arkansans for Common Sense filed a Statement of Organization on Friday, announcing it “will advocate the disqualification and defeat of the Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024.” The group’s members include pro-life leaders from Arkansas.

Last week the group NWA Coalition for Life also filed a Statement of Organization announcing it will advocate the defeat of the abortion amendment. The group includes pro-life leaders from the Northwest Arkansas area.

As we have written before, Arkansas Right to Life has announced a Decline to Sign campaign encouraging voters not to sign petitions for the amendment.

Ozark Right to Life, a local chapter of Arkansas Right to Life, is working against the measure as well, and pro-lifers have begun sharing information about the abortion amendment on social media.

You can download a copy of the abortion amendment here.

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