U of A Poll Continues to Show Arkansans Oppose Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – On Thursday the University of Arkansas released the results of its annual Arkansas Poll. The results show the vast majority of likely voters in Arkansas believe abortion should be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “The Arkansas Poll has demonstrated year after year that Arkansas is a pro-life state. Across the board, 72% of likely voters said abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances. Arkansans oppose abortion on demand, and Arkansas’ laws reflect that fact.”

Cox praised lawmakers and the governor for enacting pro-life legislation in recent years. “Since 2011, the Arkansas Legislature has passed more than 40 pro-life measures that protect women and unborn children from abortion, including laws the prohibit doctors from performing an abortion unless the mother’s life is at risk. Governor Hutchinson has signed more pro-life legislation than any governor we know in U.S. history, and Attorney General Rutledge’s team has successfully defended pro-life laws in court. This year the state is offering pregnancy help organizations a million dollars in funding to help women with unplanned pregnancies. Today there is no safer place for women and unborn children than Arkansas. I expect groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and those who profit financially from abortion will work to weaken Arkansas’ pro-life laws in the coming year. Family Council is committed to working with other pro-lifers to uphold our good laws and protect women and unborn children from abortion.”

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Mobile Death

According to NPR, Planned Parenthood will soon be sending out “mobile abortion clinics,” buses outfitted to provide abortion services on wheels. Initially, the buses will only provide consultations and medication, but the hope is to offer surgical abortions by the end of next year.  

Abortion activists have criticized mobile crisis pregnancy centers for years. It’s tempting to say that, in this case, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but the stakes are simply too high for that. Planned Parenthood portrays itself as being about women’s health, but their commitment to selling and performing abortion is what drives so much of their profit and their strategy.  

The fight to defend life continues, on the ground, in every neighborhood, with individuals at risk. If we want to see a culture of life advance, we’re going to have to continue to show up … you can be sure those pushing abortion will. 

Copyright 2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission.

Planned Parenthood Endorses 21 Candidates in Arkansas

Planned Parenthood has endorsed 21 candidates in Arkansas ahead of the November 8, 2022, election.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and a major proponent of transgender ideology. Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes is the political arm for Planned Parenthood’s affiliate in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas.

According to a statement on its website, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes has endorsed the following 21 candidates in Arkansas:

  • Chris Jones (D) for Governor
  • Kelly Krout (D) for Lt. Governor
  • Frank Scott, Jr. (D) for Little Rock City Mayor
  • Garry Smith (D) for Senate District 2
  • Cortney Warwick McKee (D) for Senate District 6
  • David Barber (D) for Senate District 17
  • Nick Cartwright (D) for Senate District 18
  • Jim Wallace (D) for Senate District 28
  • Greg Leding (D) for Senate District 30
  • Lisa Parks (D) for Senate District 31
  • Markeeta Tucker (D) for House District 6
  • David Whitaker (D) for House District 22
  • Denise Garner (D) for House District 20
  • Nicole Clowney (D) for House District 21
  • Tippi McCullough (D) for House District 33
  • Milton Nicks, Jr. (D) for House District 35
  • Jay Richardson (D) for House District 49
  • Bruce Martin (D) for House District 61
  • Judson Scanlon (D) for House District 70
  • John J. Pack (D) for House District 71
  • Denise Ennett (D) for House District 80

Early voting in Arkansas begins Monday, October 24.

According to the most recent reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office, Planned Parenthood has been largely inactive in Arkansas’ political races this year.

As far as Family Council knows, the only 2022 political contribution Planned Parenthood’s PAC has made in Arkansas was $2,900 to Lisa Parks (D – Springdale) on January 31 in support of her campaign.

Planned Parenthood’s political action committee reportedly has a little over $12,000 that it could spend influencing elections in Arkansas this year.