U of A Poll Continues to Show Arkansans Oppose Abortion

Thursday, November 3, 2022

LITTLE ROCK – On Thursday the University of Arkansas released the results of its annual Arkansas Poll. The results show the vast majority of likely voters in Arkansas believe abortion should be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement, saying, “The Arkansas Poll has demonstrated year after year that Arkansas is a pro-life state. Across the board, 72% of likely voters said abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances. Arkansans oppose abortion on demand, and Arkansas’ laws reflect that fact.”

Cox praised lawmakers and the governor for enacting pro-life legislation in recent years. “Since 2011, the Arkansas Legislature has passed more than 40 pro-life measures that protect women and unborn children from abortion, including laws the prohibit doctors from performing an abortion unless the mother’s life is at risk. Governor Hutchinson has signed more pro-life legislation than any governor we know in U.S. history, and Attorney General Rutledge’s team has successfully defended pro-life laws in court. This year the state is offering pregnancy help organizations a million dollars in funding to help women with unplanned pregnancies. Today there is no safer place for women and unborn children than Arkansas. I expect groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and those who profit financially from abortion will work to weaken Arkansas’ pro-life laws in the coming year. Family Council is committed to working with other pro-lifers to uphold our good laws and protect women and unborn children from abortion.”