Over the past few weeks, we’ve been featuring pro-life bills that were proposed last legislative session, but were unfortunately defeated by pro-abortion legislators. This week, we’re going to highlight a bill by Sen. Jason Rapert.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) introduced SB845, commonsense legislation that would have done one simple thing: require surgical abortion clinics in Arkansas to meet the same health and safety standards as outpatient surgery centers. Even though surgical abortions are performed much like other outpatient procedures, these clinics do not have to meet the same set of standards that, say, a place that does knee replacements does. Sen. Rapert’s bill passed the Senate, but was defeated in the House Public Health Committee—just like all the other pro-life we’ve been discussing over the past few weeks.