40 Days for Life Happening Right Now!

40 Days for Life is underway right now in Little Rock and Fayetteville!

This is a great opportunity for pro-life Arkansans to join together in peaceful prayer that abortion will end. From now through Easter Sunday, prayer vigils will take place outside the abortion clinic in Little Rock and the chemical abortion facility in Fayetteville.

40 Days for Life takes place each spring and fall. It is a nationwide movement that has been credited with closing abortion clinics across the country, and it has helped many clinic workers leave the abortion industry.

I hope you will join us for prayer.

To find out about the Little Rock vigils, click here.

To find out about the Fayetteville vigils, click here.

40 Days for Life Kicks Off in Little Rock Next Weekend

It’s almost time, once again, for 40 Days for Life.

40 Days for Life is a series of prayer vigils across America. Starting March 5, pro-lifers around the country will gather to pray peacefully outside abortion clinics. 40 Days for Life has been credited with saving unborn babies from abortion, helping abortion clinic employees leave the abortion industry, and leading many people to Christ.

40 Days for Life in Little Rock will kick off Sunday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. at the abortion clinic located at #4 Office Park Dr. just off Financial Parkway in west Little Rock. Steve Karlen from the National 40 Days for Life Campaign will be the keynote speaker.

I strongly encourage you to bring members of your church or Sunday school class to this event on March 2, and be sure to come out at some point between Wednesday, March 5, and Easter Sunday to pray that abortion will end.

For more information on 40 Days for Life in Little Rock, click here.

Is you would like information on 40 Days for Life in Fayetteville, click here.

Abortion Decline the Result of Contraceptive Use? Not So Fast.

Two weeks ago, the Guttmacher Institute released a study examining why the abortion rate in America is the lowest it’s been since 1973. The study specifically examined the abortion decline from 2008-2011, which came immediately before a nationwide surge in pro-life legislation.

Guttmacher concluded,

“With abortion rates falling in almost all states, our study did not find evidence that the national decline in abortions during this period was the result of new state abortion restrictions. We also found no evidence that the decline was linked to a drop in the number of abortion providers during this period…Rather, the decline in abortions coincided with a steep national drop in overall pregnancy and birth rates. Contraceptive use improved during this period, as more women and couples were using highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptive methods, such as the IUD. Moreover, the recent recession led many women and couples to want to avoid or delay pregnancy and childbearing.”

Now, it certainly is well established that our national birth rate is not as high as it used to be, and it’s no secret contraceptive use is increasingly common. However, Guttmacher’s assertion is, more or less, that people who would have had abortions in years past are now simply avoiding pregnancy altogether.

We decided to test that hypothesis by looking at the abortion and birth rates for Arkansas. The results are not as simple as Guttmacher would have us believe. (more…)