Free Pro-Life Movie Screening in Northwest Arkansas

This Friday, October 18, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville will host two screenings of the movie Unplanned.

The movie is based on the real-life experiences of Abby Johnson — a pro-life leader who formerly operated a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas.

The movie will show twice on Friday, October 18: Once at 9:30 AM and once at 6:30 PM.

Refreshments will be served, and childcare will be available for the 6:30 show.

If you live in the Northwest Arkansas area, this is a great opportunity to see a powerful movie and meet other pro-lifers.

U.S. Senator Cotton Sponsors Legislation to Require States to Report Botched Abortions

Little Rock, AR — Last week U.S. Senators Tom Cotton (R – Arkansas) and Joni Ernst (R – Iowa) filed the Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019. The law requires each state to report botched abortions to the Federal Center for Disease Control in order to qualify for Medicaid funding.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “This is very good legislation. Right now we don’t know how many babies are born alive after botched abortions in America. Some states don’t even tell the federal government how many abortions happen in their state. This bill would fix that.”

Cox said the proposal is similar to state laws on the books in Arkansas. “Thankfully the Arkansas legislature has already passed some of the best laws in the nation when it comes to tracking abortion statistics. We’ve passed good laws that protect babies from being killed or left to die if they survive an abortion. Botched abortions are a serious issue, and we need to treat them that way. “

Cox said he hopes Congress and the Senate will pass the Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act of 2019. “Ultimately, this is about protecting babies who survive abortion. That’s something we have to do. This is a good bill. I hope it’s passed and signed into law soon.”

Family Council is a conservative education and research organization based in Little Rock.


Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Million to Defeat Trump and Flip U.S. Senate

On Wednesday, the political action committee for Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion provider — announced plans to spend at least $45 million on political campaigns in 2020.

The super PAC Planned Parenthood Votes reportedly has four goals:

  • Defeat President Trump in key battleground states.
  • Flip the U.S. Senate from Republican to Democrat.
  • Maintain Democratic control over the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Support liberal candidates in state races.

According to NPR, Planned Parenthood considers the $45 million “an initial investment.” They hope to raise and spend a lot more money.

Here’s why this matters for Arkansas:

It’s unlikely Planned Parenthood could change the outcome of the presidential race in Arkansas simply by pummeling voters with heavy-handed campaign ads and independent expenditures.

However, they could make a difference in close legislative races.

Planned Parenthood plans to spend record-setting levels of money trying to influence political campaigns next year. It’s possible some of that money will wind up in Arkansas.

In 2018 Planned Parenthood’s political action committee in Arkansas received $10,000 from Planned Parenthood’s main office in New York.

Planned Parenthood’s PAC gave some of that money to candidates running against Rep. Carlton Wing (R – North Little Rock), Rep. Jim Sorvillo (R – Little Rock), Rep. Mark Lowry (R – Maumelle), and Sen. Jason Rapert (R – Conway).

Here’s the good news:

Even abortionists know that abortion’s days are numbered in America. That’s why they’re pouring so much money into defeating pro-life candidates.

States like Arkansas are leading the fight to protect unborn children, and even many liberal pundits agree it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. Supreme Court dismantles the Roe v. Wade ruling.

Pollsters have consistently found voters do not agree with Planned Parenthood’s radical pro-abortion policies.

We are successfully building a culture that values unborn children. But abortionists still plan to put up a fight in 2020.

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