Arkansas Lawmakers to Vote On Near-Total Abortion Ban

A new bill would make nearly all forms of abortion a crime in Arkansas, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Senate Bill 6, sponsored by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, and Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, allows abortion to be performed legally only when the mother’s life is threatened or to remove an ectopic pregnancy. Jerry Cox is the president of the Family Council, a faith-based advocacy organization in Little Rock. He says the goal of the bill is not out-of-step with the sentiments of most Arkansans. Read more...


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