Planned Parenthood Endorses Two Candidates in Arkansas

On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s acting president, Alexis McGill Johnson, announced the organization is officially endorsing two candidates in Arkansas: Second Congressional District candidate Joyce Elliott and Third Congressional District candidate Celeste Williams.

In Arkansas, Planned Parenthood’s political action committee has been actively fundraising this year, and the organization already has endorsed candidates for the state legislature.

Last fall Planned Parenthood’s super PAC pledged to spend at least $45 million on the 2020 election, with four main goals:

  • Defeat President Trump
  • Flip the U.S. Senate from Republican to Democrat
  • Maintain Democratic control over the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Support liberal candidates in state races

State Asks Judge to Dismiss Abortionists’ Lawsuit

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office has asked a federal court to dismiss a surgical abortion facility’s lawsuit against the state, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the state has issued health directives restricting elective surgeries — including surgical abortions.

In response to these directives, the ACLU and a surgical abortion facility in Arkansas filed a lawsuit against the state.

On Thursday, May 7, U.S. District Judge Brian Miller rejected the ACLU’s request that abortionists be allowed to continue with business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now the State of Arkansas is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit completely — which would rule out the possibility of the abortion facility and the ACLU appealing their case to a higher court.

All in all, this case has been a big win for Arkansas.

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals both have indicated that Arkansas’ abortion restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic are constitutional.

The rulings provide precedent that may help uphold other pro-life laws that Arkansas has enacted.

Slowly but surely we are winning the fight to protect innocent human life in Arkansas.