Arkansas A.G. Continues Fighting for Human Life in Court

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office recently asked the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to let the state enforce some pro-life laws the legislature passed earlier this year.

In June abortionists sued the state over three new pro-life laws:

  • Act 493 of 2019, prohibiting abortion after the eighteenth week of pregnancy, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
  • Act 619 of 2019, prohibiting abortion of an unborn baby solely because the child has Down Syndrome.
  • Act 700 of 2019, requiring abortion doctors to be board certified or board eligible OB/GYNs.

These laws are designed to do things like ensure abortion doctors are properly certified in obstetrics and gynecology and protect babies from being aborted simply because they have Down Syndrome.

Arkansas abortionists are challenging laws that hold abortion doctors to reasonable standards and prohibit abortion after the eighteenth week of pregnancy.

Over the summer U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker blocked the laws, preventing the state from enforcing them. Now the A.G. is appealing to a higher court.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker has consistently ruled in favor of abortionists like Planned Parenthood, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has a history of overturning her bad rulings.

With that in mind, there’s a good possibility the Eighth Circuit could unblock all or most of the provisions in these pro-life laws.

There’s also the possibility that these laws could be appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which would offer us an opportunity for a good, pro-life ruling that would help undermine Roe v. Wade and shape pro-life laws nationwide.

As I have said before, I don’t know of any attorney general in America who is doing more to fight for the right to life than Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Her team has won some major pro-life victories in the past, and I believe we will see others in the future.

Planned Parenthood Looking to Run Sex-Ed Programs in Little Rock

Planned Parenthood has posted a job opening for a Sexual Health Education Intern in Little Rock.

According to the job listing, the intern’s responsibilities will include assisting “with the development and implementation of sexual health education programs for students” in Little Rock and the surrounding area and helping out with sex-education programs in schools and at other organizations.

Presumably this means Planned Parenthood wants to teach sex-education in public schools in or around Little Rock, if they are not already doing so.

Under Arkansas law, comprehensive sex-education is not mandated statewide, and schools are encouraged to teach abstinence to students. However, individual public schools have a certain amount of leeway when it comes to partnering with individuals and organizations to teach classes and conduct programs on campus.

The State of Arkansas has worked hard to sever ties with Planned Parenthood and other abortionists, and the state has denied Planned Parenthood grants and contracts in Arkansas.

Last spring the Arkansas Legislature narrowly defeated a measure that would have opened our public schools to Planned Parenthood-type sex-education.

Simply put, we don’t need Planned Parenthood teaching sex-education in our public schools.

In the Pacific Northwest, the Obama Administration gave Planned Parenthood millions of dollars to teach a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum to students. After going through the program, students actually were more likely to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy — not less.

We have analyzed data that demonstrates the kinds of sex-education programs Planned Parenthood promotes aren’t good for students.

Our public schools need to think twice before letting Planned Parenthood through their doors.

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