Important: Senator Rapert Files Heartbeat Bill

This afternoon Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) filed SB134, the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act.

This act would prevent abortion upon detection of a fetal heartbeat, except to save the life of the mother and in cases of rape or incest.

Important: Senator Rapert has 18 co-sponsors on the bill in the Arkansas Senate and 22 co-sponsors in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Your Senator and Representative need to hear from you. Contact your senator and your representative, and ask each of them to support SB134, the Human Heartbeat Protection Act, by Senator Jason Rapert.

  • The phone number for the Arkansas Senate is 501-682-2902.
  • The phone number for the Arkansas House of Representatives is 501-682-6211.

We will have more information in the future. In the meantime, you can read the bill here.

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.”