Planned Parenthood Action Fund to Hold Pro-Abortion Rallies in Arkansas This Weekend

According to information posted on its website, Planned Parenthood Action Fund intends to hold pro-abortion rallies in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Texarkana, Jonesboro, and Mountain Home at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading abortion provider.

Saturday’s gatherings appear to be part of a nationwide event Planned Parenthood is orchestrating in response to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that could reverse Roe v. Wade.

The pro-abortion rally in Little Rock is set to take place at the Arkansas Capitol Building, and Planned Parenthood indicates its Fort Smith event will occur at the Sebastian County Court House.

Planned Parenthood has not publicly released the addresses of the other pro-abortion rallies scheduled to take place in Arkansas.

It should come as no surprise that the nation’s largest abortion provider is mobilizing in Arkansas, but here are some key facts to keep in mind:

  • Arkansans overwhelmingly oppose abortion on demand. The vast majority of Arkansans believes abortion should be either completely illegal or restricted to certain circumstances. That’s part of the reason Arkansas’ lawmakers have passed legislation to prohibit abortion except in circumstances where the mother’s life is in jeopardy.
  • Arkansas is home to more than 40 pregnancy resource organizations. These groups provide free assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies. If Roe v. Wade is overturned and Arkansas prohibits abortions, these organizations will be there to help women across the state.
  • Adoption services and Arkansas’ Safe Haven Law give women options besides abortion. Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act of 2001 lets a woman surrender her newborn baby to law enforcement, medical personnel, and first responders. The law gives women with unplanned pregnancies an option besides abortion, and it protects newborns from being abandoned. Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.
  • Abortion in Arkansas already has fallen to historic lows. Women in Arkansas already are choosing options besides abortion. The number of abortions performed in Arkansas each year has fallen to levels we haven’t seen since the 1970s, and Arkansas’ abortion rate has been cut in half since 2001. Slowly but surely, Arkansas is protecting women and children from abortion.

Woman Taken By Ambulance From Little Rock Abortion Facility

Above: Abortion facility volunteers escort a woman to a waiting ambulance.

Around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday pro-lifers reported seeing a woman transported by ambulance from Little Rock Family Planning Services — Arkansas’ only surgical abortion facility.

Photos and video footage of the incident show what appear to be abortion facility staff and volunteers escorting a woman from the facility to an ambulance waiting outside.

Below is video footage provided to Family Council.

At this time, nothing is known about the woman’s condition.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.

We have written repeatedly about ambulances sighted at the surgical abortion facility in Little Rock over the years.

Last year Operation Rescue determined that Little Rock Family Planning Services had requested ambulance transports more than 60 times.

Incidents like these are part of what prompted the Arkansas Legislature to enact Act 740 of 2021 last year.

The law requires abortionists to maintain transfer agreements with local hospitals to handle these sorts of emergencies.

According to documents Family Council obtained from the Arkansas Department of Health last year, Little Rock Family Planning Services maintains an ambulance transport agreement with MEMS and a hospital transfer agreement with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

As far as Family Council can tell, Act 740’s requirements have prevented Planned Parenthood from performing abortions at its new facility in Rogers.

Seeing an ambulance at an abortion facility is a sobering reminder that abortion takes the life of an unborn child, and it carries serious health risks for women.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.

Oregon Right to Life Office Firebombed on Mother’s Day

Yesterday we reported that arsonists targeted Wisconsin Family Action’s office in Madison over Mother’s Day weekend.

On Sunday evening Oregon Right to Life’s office was firebombed as well.

LifeNews reports,

In the late evening on Sunday, May 8, the offices of Oregon Right to Life were attacked. An individual used incendiary devices, one of which exploded and caught the building on fire. The office was vacant at the time, and no one was harmed. Fire and police departments responded quickly, minimizing damage to the building. The agencies are actively investigating the incident.

Lois Anderson, Oregon Right to Life executive director, told today that she’s glad no one was injured but her staff are traumatized by the violence.

“Understandably, our team is shaken up by this attack. We are committed to taking proper precautions to protect the safety of our staff as we move forward.” She added, “We are thankful for the quick action of our first responders committed to maintaining a safe environment to operate in this community.”

According to a photo of the attack, it appears abortion activists threw the Molotov cocktails at an air conditioning unit, apparently hoping it would explode and cause extensive damage to Oregon Right to Life’s office.

News outlets also report that pro-life pregnancy resource centers have face vandalism and harassment in the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The draft opinion would not end abortion altogether. It would leave the door open for state legislators and congress to pass their own abortion laws. If the U.S. Supreme Court issues this draft opinion as its official decision in a few weeks, it will be up to states to decide what abortion laws they want to enact.