State's abortion stats show deep decline

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnancy ultrasoundEducation is a key factor in reducing the number of Arkansas abortions, says a pro-life activist. 

The Arkansas Department of Health has released its annual report on abortion indicating fewer than 3,000 last year.

Jerry Cox of Arkansas Family Council compares that figure to 1991, when there were 7,000 abortions, and says that is partly due to pro-life laws passed in the last decade.

One is a woman's right-to-know legislation that provides information on the pros and cons of an abortion procedure.

“We can pretty well track that there were at least 500 women that went into abortion clinics in Arkansas to get abortions,” he says, “got the information and walked out, and never went back and got the abortion.”

Another factor savings the lives of preborn babies is seeing the child on a sonogram or ultrasound.

Cox tells OneNewsNow he remembers, years ago, when he heard the just-a-blob argument about the fetus in the womb.

“And when you see the ultrasound,” he insists, “you say, Well, if it's not human what is it? And we all know that that is a person.”

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