Planned Parenthood Looking to Run Sex-Ed Programs in Little Rock

Planned Parenthood has posted a job opening for a Sexual Health Education Intern in Little Rock.

According to the job listing, the intern’s responsibilities will include assisting “with the development and implementation of sexual health education programs for students” in Little Rock and the surrounding area and helping out with sex-education programs in schools and at other organizations.

Presumably this means Planned Parenthood wants to teach sex-education in public schools in or around Little Rock, if they are not already doing so.

Under Arkansas law, comprehensive sex-education is not mandated statewide, and schools are encouraged to teach abstinence to students. However, individual public schools have a certain amount of leeway when it comes to partnering with individuals and organizations to teach classes and conduct programs on campus.

The State of Arkansas has worked hard to sever ties with Planned Parenthood and other abortionists, and the state has denied Planned Parenthood grants and contracts in Arkansas.

Last spring the Arkansas Legislature narrowly defeated a measure that would have opened our public schools to Planned Parenthood-type sex-education.

Simply put, we don’t need Planned Parenthood teaching sex-education in our public schools.

In the Pacific Northwest, the Obama Administration gave Planned Parenthood millions of dollars to teach a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum to students. After going through the program, students actually were more likely to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy — not less.

We have analyzed data that demonstrates the kinds of sex-education programs Planned Parenthood promotes aren’t good for students.

Our public schools need to think twice before letting Planned Parenthood through their doors.

Photo via Life Site News.

Baby Saved From Abortion in Little Rock

Recently our friends at 40 Days for Life shared the exciting news that a baby was saved from abortion at the surgical abortion facility in west Little Rock.

Volunteers for 40 Days for Life in Little Rock shared the announcement on the group’s Facebook page.

In October, 40 Days for Life was able to save twin babies from being aborted at the same facility in Little Rock.

This is really great news!

40 Days for Life holds prayer vigils outside abortion facilities all over America twice a year — once in the spring and once in the fall.

Unfortunately, pro-life volunteers in Little Rock have faced some backlash from abortion’s supporters.

40 Days for Life writes,

The abortion facility in Little Rock, Arkansas sold rocks to abortion supporters, who painted anti-40 Days for Life messages on them. The rocks were then placed around the abortion facility property.

One not-so-charming message read, “May the fetus you save become a gay abortion provider.”

Every year, we hear stories of lives saved and abortion facilities shut down in the wake of a 40 Days for Life vigil.

By some estimates, as many as 75% of women choose not to go through with their abortion appointment if pro-life volunteers are gathered outside the abortion facility.

You can find out more about 40 Days for Life at https://www.40daysforlife.com/.

Police Raid Illegal Gambling Operations in Central Arkansas

Earlier this week we learned that Jacksonville law enforcement raided illegal gambling operations at several gas stations and businesses.

Police reportedly executed search warrants and confiscated illegal gambling machines at:

  • Bucks Country Store
  • Citgo Flash Market
  • Citgo T-Ricks
  • Feeze Kutz
  • Han’s Citgo
  • Heards and Q Tee’s
  • Hi-Life Market
  • OK Mart / Valero
  • Roadrunner Dist.
  • Victory Express
  • 501 Vapes

With the exception of the state lottery and the casinos in Hot Springs, West Memphis, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas law generally prohibits gambling.

This isn’t the first time illegal gambling machines have cropped up in Arkansas.

In 2017 authorities in Jefferson County reportedly raided illegal gambling houses in Pine Bluff, and a judge in St. Francis County ruled against illegal gambling machines operated by the company Arkansas Amusements.

Typically these gambling machines are placed in gas stations, liquor stores, or old store fronts.

Some look and operate a lot like slot machines while others appear more like arcade games that let players gamble for money or prizes.

A proposed ballot measure would legalize games like these under the auspices of the Arkansas Lottery. If passed, gambling machines could be installed legally in gas stations, convenience stores, and other businesses as part of the state lottery — meaning many businesses would be able to operate mini-casinos in communities throughout Arkansas.

Gambling is a blight on the community. It is linked to bankruptcy, divorce, substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicide.

If you suspect an illegal gambling house is operating in your community, please notify your local authorities. Then call us at (501) 375-7000.