On Tuesday the Senate State Agencies Committee advanced a bill authorizing a pro-life monument at the Arkansas Capitol.

S.B. 307 by Sen. Kim Hammer (R – Benton) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) authorizes a monument on the state capitol grounds commemorating the unborn children whose lives were lost in abortion.

The bill estimates that between 1973 and 2022, at least 236,243 unborn children were aborted in Arkansas.

S.B. 307 authorizes a privately-funded monument “as a memorial memorial to the lives lost from 1973 to 2022 due to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, and as a constant reminder of our duty to protect the life of every innocent human person, no matter how young or old, or how helpless and vulnerable that person may be.”

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in June of last year, abortion has been prohibited in Arkansas except to save the life of the mother.

Family Council estimates that in the future, Arkansas’ pro-life laws could save up to 3,000 unborn children every year.

S.B. 307 now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.

LifeNews Note: Jerry Cox is the president of the Arkansas Family Council.

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