Above: Pro-lifers march against abortion in Rogers.

Over the weekend pro-abortion petition canvassers held signing events at various locations around Arkansas, but pro-lifers were active as well.

Arkansans for Limited Government has until July 5 to collect 90,704 valid signatures from registered voters to place the Arkansas Abortion Amendment on the November ballot.

The measure would write abortion into the state constitution, allowing thousands of elective abortions in Arkansas every year.

The amendment does not contain any medical licensing or health and safety standards for abortion, and it automatically nullifies all state laws that conflict with the amendment. That jeopardizes even the most basic restrictions on abortion.

The measure contains sweeping exceptions that would permit abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in many cases.

The amendment also would pave the way for publicly funded abortion in Arkansas by changing Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution that currently prohibits taxpayer funded abortion in the state.

Over the weekend, pro-lifers gathered against the abortion amendment in different communities across the state.

In Rogers, an estimated 350 pro-lifers marched from Planned Parenthood’s facility to the Metroplex Event Center, where they held a rally.

In Harrison, pro-lifers held signs encouraging Arkansans not to sign the abortion petition.

Pro-lifers also distributed Decline to Sign material in different communities around the state.

To date, multiple groups and organizations have come out against the abortion amendment, including:

  • The Arkansas House of Representatives
  • Arkansas Right to Life
  • Family Council Action Committee
  • Choose Life Arkansas
  • NWA Coalition for Life
  • The Arkansas Committee For Ethics Policy
  • The Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
  • Saline Decline to Sign
  • Stronger Arkansas
  • Stop Abortion On Demand
  • Students for Life of America

You can download a copy of the Arkansas Abortion Amendment here.

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