February 27, 2013 | Posted in Abortion, Legislation, Legislature | By

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.

1 Comment

  1. ann campbell
    February 28, 2013

    We live in a time when we give animals better rights than we do unborn children. You can not place more value on an animals life than you do a child. People fuss everyday for gun control to protect the children in schools. What about the children who never make it there. What about their rights? Who is going to stand up and say no to abortion. If a an egg and sperm unite they produce a viable life in a matter of days. A living being, a baby that only through the miracle of conception can occur.