Planned Parenthood Endorsing Candidates in Arkansas

Planned Parenthood’s Arkansas group has endorsed two candidates ahead of the March 3 primaries, and presumably will support others between now and November.

Nationwide, Planned Parenthood has pledged to spend at least $45 million on elections this year.

The group’s goal is to unseat pro-life officials and elect candidates who support abortion.

Besides endorsing candidates, the organization’s political action committee also has been actively fundraising in Arkansas.

According to the most recent reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office, the group has somewhere around $13,000 – $14,000 that it could spend campaigning in Arkansas this year.

Arkansas is the second most pro-life state in America, and most Arkansans believe abortion should be either completely illegal or legal only in certain circumstances. But that doesn’t mean groups like Planned Parenthood are throwing in the towel.

Pro-lifers need to remain engaged in Arkansas to make sure the state continues standing up for the lives of unborn children.

Photo Credit: Planned Parenthood Sticker by dogra on Flickr.

Attorney General Rutledge Asks Court to Let Arkansas Enforce Pro-Life Laws

Last week Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office filed arguments asking the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to let the state enforce three pro-life laws the legislature passed last year:

  • 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 passed with overwhelming support from state lawmakers, but abortionists filed a lawsuit last June to have the laws overturned.

As a result, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued an injunction blocking the state from enforcing the laws. Attorney General Rutledge’s office has asked the Eighth Circuit to vacate Judge Baker’s injunction.

In last week’s arguments, the A.G.’s office noted that Judge Baker’s injunction “prohibited Arkansas from pursuing three goals: reducing brutal, late-term abortions; outlawing discriminatory abortions that devalue people already living with Down Syndrome; and protecting women from incompetent abortion practitioners.”

As I’ve said many times, 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 tirelessly defended good laws like these, and I am confident that Arkansas will win some big, pro-life victories in federal court.

Burial Set for Aborted Babies Found in Abortionist’s Garage, Car Trunk

This week a burial service will be held for 2,411 aborted babies in Indiana.

Last September, authorities found 2,246 aborted babies in the garage of Indiana abortionist Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, following Klopfer’s death.

In October they uncovered another 165 aborted babies in the trunk of an old Mercedes Benz that belonged to Klopfer.

Klopfer lived in Illinois, but operated abortion facilities in neighboring Indiana. He is believed to have performed at least 30,000 abortions over the course of his career.

Investigators have yet to reveal any information concerning why Klopfer kept the bodies of more than 2,400 unborn children, but the Indiana Attorney General’s office has released a preliminary report saying the remains were stored in degrading, plastic “specimen” bags inside molding boxes and old Styrofoam coolers; Klopfer also apparently kept thousands of unsecured medical records.

Grisly stories like this one are why Family Council has fought for tighter restrictions on abortion facilities and the treatment of aborted babies.

It’s part of the reason we have consistently supported legislation to make it easier for the state to inspect — and shut down — abortion facilities, and why we have pushed for laws requiring aborted babies to be respectfully buried or cremated.

Photo Credit: Allen County Right to Life via website.