Senate Education Committee Passes Measure to Help Keep Planned Parenthood Out of Public Schools

Rep. Lowery (left) and Jerry Cox (right) visit following passage of H.B. 1592 in the Senate Education Committee.

On Wednesday the Senate Education Committee passed H.B. 1592.

This good bill by Rep. Mark Lowery (R – Maumelle) prohibits public schools in Arkansas from engaging in transactions with abortion providers.

The measure is similar to H.B. 1589 that recently passed into law.

We have written many times about Planned Parenthood’s efforts to gain access to public school students in Arkansas.

In March, Family Council obtained nearly 1,400 pages of documents that revealed how Planned Parenthood has worked in public schools in Pulaski County for several years.

H.B. 1592 will help make sure Planned Parenthood and other abortionists don’t access our state’s public schools.

H.B. 1592 now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.

Read The Bill Here.

Senate Passes Bill Establishing Day of Prayer for Arkansas’ Students

Sen. Hill presents S.B. 622 in the Arkansas Senate.

On Wednesday the Arkansas Senate unanimously passed S.B. 662.

This good bill by Sen. Ricky Hill (R – Cabot), Sen. Missy Irvin (R – Mountain View), and Rep. Cameron Cooper (R – Romance) establishes a Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students.

S.B. 662 calls on the citizens to “pray, meditate, or otherwise reflect upon” students, teachers, school administrators, and schools” on the last Wednesday of September every year.

The bill is similar to a Kentucky law.

The bill now goes to the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Read S.B. 662 Here.

Arkansas Passes Measure to Mark Anniversary of Roe v. Wade as “Day of Tears”

Sen. Rapert presents H.C.R. 1007 in the Arkansas Senate.

On Wednesday the Arkansas Senate passed pro-life resolution H.C.R. 1007. The resolution previously passed the Arkansas House of Representatives.

This good resolution by Rep. Jim Wooten (R – Beebe) and Sen. Jason Rapert (R – Conway) recognizes January 22 — the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade abortion decision — as “The Day of Tears” in Arkansas.

The resolution also acknowledges the 61 million unborn babies killed in abortion in America over the past five decades, and it encourages Arkansans to lower their flags to half-staff on January 22 to mourn the innocent children who have lost their lives.

Alabama passed a similar resolution last month.

This is a good resolution that will forever mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in Arkansas — and remember the destruction that abortion has caused in our country.