On September 2 the Pope County Quorum Court unanimously voted to adopt a resolution declaring the county is pro-life.
The resolution reads,
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life; and
WHEREAS, Amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution states that the policy of the State of Arkansas is to protect the life of every unborn child from conception until birth, to the extent permitted by the Federal Government; and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of governments, such as ours, to protect this unalienable right to life of every person within our jurisdiction.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF POPE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, that Pope County, Arkansas declares itself to be a Pro-Life County, committed to the protection of all lives, including the lives of the unborn.
A photograph of an official copy of the resolution indicates that all 13 members of the quorum court voted for the resolution.
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Other cities and counties across Arkansas have adopted similar resolutions affirming that they are pro-life. These resolutions help send a strong message about where Arkansans stand on abortion.
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LifeNews Note: Jerry Cox is the president of the Arkansas Family Council.