On Monday the Arkansas Senate passed H.B. 1402 by a vote of 26 to six. The bill previously passed the Arkansas House. This good bill by Rep. Sonia Barker (R – Smackover) and Sen. Blake Johnson (R – Corning) updates Arkansas’ restrictions on abortion drugs like RU-486.

In the coming months we expect the Biden/Harris Administration to ease restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs.

H.B. 1402 will help keep restrictions on abortion drugs in place at the state level — even if the federal government changes its regulations. H.B. 1402 outlines requirements that abortionists must follow in administering abortion-inducing drugs, and it prohibits abortion drugs from being delivered by mail in Arkansas. It also updates current law to ensure doctors who perform chemical abortions are credentialed to handle abortion complications and can transfer the woman to a hospital if she experiences complications.

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H.B. 1402 is a good bill that will protect unborn children from being killed in chemical abortions. It now goes to the governor to become law.

Below is a breakdown of the vote.

The Following Senators Voted FOR H.B. 1402

  • B. Ballinger
  • Beckham
  • Bledsoe
  • B. Davis
  • J. Dismang
  • L. Eads
  • J. English
  • Flippo
  • T. Garner
  • Gilmore
  • K. Hammer
  • J. Hendren
  • Hester
  • Hickey
  • Hill
  • M. Johnson
  • B. Johnson
  • M. Pitsch
  • Rapert
  • Rice
  • B. Sample
  • G. Stubblefield
  • J. Sturch
  • D. Sullivan
  • Teague
  • D. Wallace

The Following Senators Voted AGAINST H.B. 1402

  • Chesterfield
  • Elliott
  • Flowers
  • Ingram
  • Leding
  • Tucker

The Following Senators Did Not Vote

  • Caldwell
  • Clark
  • Irvin

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