Arkansas Legislature Passes Abortion Reporting Bill

On Monday the Arkansas House of Representatives passed S.B. 463. The bill previously passed the Arkansas Senate.

This good bill by Sen. Blake Johnson (R – Corning) and Rep. Tony Furman (R – Benton) requires the State of Arkansas to provide abortion data to the federal Centers for Disease Control for statistical purposes.

It also tightens Arkansas law concerning abortion facility inspections, and it requires abortionists to file certain documentation when the woman is a victim of rape or incest.

S.B. 463 now goes to the governor to become law.

House Committee Passes Prayer Bill

On Thursday the Arkansas House Education Committee passed S.B. 662. The bill already unanimously passed the Arkansas Senate.

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

S.B. 662 calls on the citizens to “pray, meditate, or otherwise reflect upon” students, teachers, school administrators, and schools” across the state. It is similar to a law in Kentucky.

The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas House of Representatives for consideration.

Read S.B. 662 Here.

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.