Faulkner County Declares Itself Pro-Life

On Tuesday night the Faulkner County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming that it is pro-life.

The resolution reads,

A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS TO PROTECTING THE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE OF EVERY PERSON; AND, DECLARING FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS TO BE A PROLIFE COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court stated in Poelker v. Doe, 432 U.S. 519 (1977), that the United States Constitution does not forbid a municipality, pursuant to democratic processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS:

Section 1: It is the policy of Faulkner County, Arkansas to promote and protect the dignity and humanity of all persons at all stages of life from conception until natural death.

Section 2: The Faulkner County, Arkansas declares itself to be a Pro-Life County. Passed by the Quorum Court on September 21, 2021.

Faulkner County is the eighth in Arkansas to pass a good, pro-life resolution like this one.

Similar measures have passed in Washington, Benton, Crawford, CleburnePope, Jackson, and Saline counties.

Any city, town, or county in America can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these municipalities have passed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give Family Council a call at (501) 375-7000.

Saline County Affirms It Is Pro-Life

On Monday night the Saline County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming that the county is pro-life.

The resolution reads,

WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal,
and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the
right to life; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the
State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable
right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions;

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court stated in Poelker v. Doe, 432 U.S. 519 (1977),
that the United States Constitution does not forbid a municipality, pursuant to democratic
processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, ARKANSAS:

SECTION 1. It is the policy of Saline County, Arkansas, to promote and protect the dignity and humanity of all persons at all stages of life from conception until natural death.

SECTION 2. Therefor, Saline County, Arkansas declares itself to be a Pro-Life County.

Saline County is one of the largest counties in Arkansas. Resolutions like this one send a very powerful message about where the county stands when it comes to abortion and euthanasia.

Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 affirming that municipalities in Arkansas can designate themselves as Pro-Life.

So far, Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, and Jackson counties have passed resolutions affirming that they are pro-life. Springdale passed a pro-life resolution in 2019, and Jonesboro is currently considering passage of a similar resolution.

Any city, town, or county in Arkansas can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these municipalities have passed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give Family Council a call at (501) 375-7000.

Jackson County Declares Itself Pro-Life

On Thursday the quorum court in Jackson County, Arkansas, adopted a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life.

The resolution reads,

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-8

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF THE COUNTY OF JACKSON, STATE OF ARKANSAS, A RESOLUTION TO BE ENTITLED: A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT JACKSON COUNTY IS A PRO-LIFE COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; 

WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court stated in Poelker v. Doe, 432 U.S. 519 (1977), that the United States Constitution does not forbid a local government, pursuant to democratic processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, that Jackson County, Arkansas, declares itself to be a Pro-Life County, committed to the protection of all lives, including the lives of the unborn.

Jackson County is Arkansas’ latest Pro-Life County.

This year Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, and Pope counties have passed resolutions affirming that they are Pro-Life. Springdale passed a pro-life resolution in 2019, and Jonesboro is currently considering passage of a similar resolution.

Last spring the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021. This good law recognizes that municipalities can designate themselves as Pro-Life.

In 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Poelker v. Doe decision that communities can adopt pro-life resolutions and policies. Act 392 tracks with that supreme court decision.

Any community can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these municipalities have passed.

If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, call the Family Council office at (501) 375-7000.