On Monday a committee of the Saline County Quorum Court passed a pro-life resolution, clearing it for consideration by the entire Quorum Court later this month.

The resolution is titled, “A Resolution to Oppose the Proposed Arkansas Abortion Amendment to Amendment 68 of the Arkansas Constitution in Accordance with the Policy of Saline County, Arkansas as set forth in Saline County Resolution No. 2021-8

Right now a group is working to place the Arkansas Abortion Amendment on the November ballot.

The measure would write abortion into the state constitution, and it would prevent the Arkansas Legislature from restricting abortion during the first five months of pregnancy — allowing thousands of elective abortions every year and paving the way for taxpayer-funded abortions in Arkansas.

Supporters of the abortion amendment have until July 5 to collect nearly 91,000 petition signatures from registered voters in order to qualify for the November ballot.

In 2021, Saline County passed a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life. Monday’s resolution would reaffirm the county’s Pro-Life status and oppose the 2024 Arkansas Abortion Amendment. Faulkner County recently passed a similar pro-life resolution opposing the abortion amendment.

The Saline County Quorum Court will vote on the pro-life resolution at its next meeting on April 15.