Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Signs Pro-Life Bill to Help Women Injured in Botched Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 21, 2021   |   11:43AM   |   Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a pro-life bill to help women injured in botched abortions to obtain urgent medical care.

On Tuesday Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed pro-life measure S.B. 527 into law. It is now Act 740 of 2021 and the new law by Sen. Ben Gilmore (R – Crossett) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) requires abortion facilities to have transfer agreements with hospitals to handle complications from abortion.

Jerry Cox of the Arkansas Family Council told the new law is a good one that confirms abortion is not health care.

“Act 740 is similar to a Kentucky law that has been upheld in court,” he said. “Abortion carries a number of serious risks — including risk of laceration, hemorrhaging, and death. That’s why it is important for state law to protect women from dangerous abortion procedures.”

Cox added: “We have written repeatedly about ambulances sighted at the surgical abortion facility in Little Rock over the years. Act 740 is a good law that will help protect women from botched abortions and life-threatening complications from dangerous abortion procedures.”

Act 740 also requires abortionists to post and share literature regarding human trafficking at their facilities.

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One prominent abortion company has been caught injuring dozens of women in botched abortions in Arkansas.

An ambulance was called to Little Rock Family Planning, a troubled abortion facility located in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 29, 2019, for a woman suffering a medical emergency — one of over sixty that have been documented there.

But the recording of the actual call placed to 911, which was obtained by Operation Rescue, was so heavily redacted that the woman’s condition remains largely unknown.

However, the unredacted portions the recording left unintentional clues that fill in some of the blanks and indicate the emergency was serious in nature.

A caller from Little Rock Family Planning began the call by saying, “I need an emergency ambulance transport.”

The dispatcher then asked, “Okay, what’s the address of the emergency?”  The caller responded by reciting the address of the abortion business and confirms the name of the business as “Little Rock Family Planning.”

That interaction alone verified that an emergency was in progress, and that someone needed to be transported to the hospital quickly.

It is also confirmed by the 911 dispatcher’s questions that the person requiring emergency transport is female.

“Is she awake? . . . Is she breathing?” the dispatcher is heard asking.

The caller told the dispatcher that medical staff was with the patient, indicating that the woman was an apparent patient of Little Rock Family Planning.