Yesterday we told you about Governor Beebe’s decision to veto HB1037 by Rep. Andy Mayberry. This good pro-life bill prohibits abortion once the unborn baby can feel pain—about 20 weeks—except in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother’s life or physical wellbeing are in jeopardy.
Today the Arkansas House of Representatives voted to override the veto with 53 votes.
Tomorrow the Arkansas Senate will weigh whether or not to override it as well. If they do, HB1037 will become law.
You can call your senator, and ask him or her to vote to override the veto. Just call 501-682-2902 to leave a message for your senator.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.