Pro-Abortion Groups Rally in Arkansas

Over the weekend, pro-abortion groups held a rally on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol Building in Little Rock.

The rally was sponsored by the Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice.

Speakers included:

  • Rep. Nicole Clowney (D – Fayetteville)
  • Cornelius Mabin
  • Dr. Alexandra Marshall
  • Dr. Stephanie Ho (formerly of Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville)
  • Dr. Joycelyn Elders (former US Surgeon General)

Sponsors reportedly included:

  • Arkansas Abortion Support Network (AASN)
  • Arkansas Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Arkansas Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Arkansas Sierra Club
  • Arkansas Society of Freethinkers (ASF)
  • Central Arkansas Pride
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
  • Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP)
  • Progressive Arkansas Women PAC (PAWPAC)
  • Vector Health & Wellness
  • Central Arkansas Harm Reduction
  • Arkansas Transgender Equity Coalition (ARTEC)
  • Feminist Activism in Arkansas
  • Little Rock Central Arkansas Indivisible
  • National Organization for Women – Arkansas Chapter (NOW)
  • Arkansas United
  • Central Arkansas Democratic Socialists of America (CADSA)
  • Real Images

Student organizations supporting the event included:

  • UA Little Rock (UALR) AWARE
  • UA Little Rock (UALR) Bowen Law School If/When/How
  • UAMS Future Health Professionals for Reproductive Rights
  • UCA Feminist Union
  • Young Democrats of Arkansas Women’s Caucus

As we mentioned recently, the AWARE student group at UALR hosted an event last fall with Reproaction — a pro-abortion group who teaches women how to perform abortions at home.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that more than 300 people attended Saturday’s pro-abortion event.

It’s worth pointing out that the pro-abortion rally drew only a fraction of the attendance that the 2020 March for Life did the week before.

Arkansans are overwhelmingly pro-life, and abortion in Arkansas is at historic lows.

That’s part of the reason Arkansas is the second most pro-life state in America.

We are winning the fight to protect innocent human life in Arkansas, but there is still a lot of work left to do.

Group Teaches Women To Perform Abortions at Home

The pro-abortion group Reproaction reportedly has been hosting meetings in different states — including Arkansas — to teach women how to perform drug-induced abortions at home. writes,

Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the reproductive justice group Reproaction decided to start hosting gatherings to teach people about self-managed abortion. So far, Reproaction has hosted 21 meetings across Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — including the one in Columbia — where activists tell attendees about a regimen recommended by the World Health Organization. That protocol details how a drug called misoprostol can induce an at-home abortion, right down to the number of doses you would need to take and when.

Reproaction has hosted and participated in multiple pro-abortion events in Arkansas over the years.

Last January the group was part of a pro-abortion gathering at the Capitol Building in Little Rock.

In September the group was part of a panel on “abortion criminalization in Arkansas” at UALR.

All of this underscores why pro-life Arkansans need to remain active.

Arkansas is the second most pro-life state in the country, and most people believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

Abortion in Arkansas will become largely illegal once the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

But the fact that pro-abortion groups are teaching women to perform drug-induced abortions at home simply goes to show that we have to do more than make abortion illegal.

We have to make abortion unthinkable as well.