Food for Thought: In Arkansas, about 4,000 abortions are performed every year.

Based on nationwide statistics put out by the CDC and others, roughly 3% of abortions are performed because of rape, incest, to save the life of the mother, or in case of highly-lethal fetal disorders each year.  If those percentages hold true for Arkansas, 3,880 abortions are performed in this state every year on healthy mother carrying healthy babies.

So if Arkansas restricted abortions to victims of rape, incest, or in case of serious health risks, our abortion rate would be about 120 abortions per year.