Natural State doing all it can to protect the unborn

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

'Save the Babies' signArkansas isn't waiting in its effort to almost completely ban abortions in the state.

By a 27-7 vote on Monday, the Arkansas Senate approved the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act – legislation that would ban abortions with the exception of saving the life of the mother in a medical emergency. Arkansas is one of 13 states where outright abortion bans have been proposed this year.

"Arkansas is asking and pleading that the U.S. Supreme Court take a look at this and make a decision that once again allows the states to protect human life," Republican Sen. Jason Rapert, the bill's sponsor, said before the vote.

Jerry Cox of Family Council explains that the bill now moves to the House, which he believes will approve it as well.

Cox

"I think that we'll see the governor of Arkansas sign it into law – so it's just a matter of time before you truly can add Arkansas to that list of states that are doing all they can do to protect innocent human life," he tells One News Now.

The pro-family activist says the Natural State had previously passed a trigger law to that effect – but this time around, it's different.

"We passed a trigger law two years ago that says if Roe v. Wade is ever reversed, abortion will be illegal in Arkansas," says Cox. "This takes it to the next step. We just took our trigger law and said let's pull the trigger now. Let's go ahead and say that abortion is illegal now."

It's fully understood that abortion extremists such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL will file suit in federal court, but Cox says Roe v. Wade won't be reversed until the Supreme Court has a case to use as a foundation for consideration. The hope is the court will see clearly that Roe was a bad decision, it went too far, and reverse it giving the states the authority to run their own business.

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