Sen. Stubblefield Files Pregnant Woman’s Protection Act

Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R-Branch) has filed a bill essentially allowing a pregnant woman to use the same sort of physical force defending her unborn baby as she could herself or one of her other children.

SB170 acknowledges that pregnant women are often the victims of assault or abuse, and specifies that a pregnant woman can use force to defend her unborn baby from an attack.


Rep. Harris Files Bill Extending Child Abuse Protections to Unborn

Representative Justin Harris (R – District 91) has filed a bill to protect unborn children by allowing doctors to report cases of suspected child abuse against the unborn to the Child Abuse Hotline.

According to HB 1098,

A medical professional involved in the care of a pregnant woman shall contact the Child Abuse Hotline regarding suspected abuse of an unborn child.

The Child Abuse Hotline shall accept a report of abuse to an unborn child if the reporter is a medical professional.

You can read the bill here.

Arkansas Moves from Fifth to Fourth on List of Pro-Life States


Friday, January 18, 2013

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement Friday celebrating the announcement Americans United for Life ranked Arkansas the fourth most pro-life state in the nation. This is up from fifth place in 2012.

“I’m proud to be an Arkansan for a lot of reasons,” Cox said. “This is just one more.”