On Monday night the Saline County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming that the county is pro-life.
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; and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of state and local governments to protect the unalienable
right to life of every person within their respective jurisdictions;
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court stated in Poelker v. Doe, 432 U.S. 519 (1977),
that the United States Constitution does not forbid a municipality, pursuant to democratic
processes, from expressing a preference for normal childbirth instead of abortion;
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF SALINE COUNTY, ARKANSAS:
SECTION 1. It is the policy of Saline County, Arkansas, to promote and protect the dignity and humanity of all persons at all stages of life from conception until natural death.
SECTION 2. Therefor, Saline County, Arkansas declares itself to be a Pro-Life County.
Saline County is one of the largest counties in Arkansas. Resolutions like this one send a very powerful message about where the county stands when it comes to abortion and euthanasia.
Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 affirming that municipalities in Arkansas can designate themselves as Pro-Life.
So far, Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, and Jackson counties have passed resolutions affirming that they are pro-life. Springdale passed a pro-life resolution in 2019, and Jonesboro is currently considering passage of a similar resolution.
Any city, town, or county in Arkansas can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these municipalities have passed.
If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give Family Council a call at (501) 375-7000.
LifeNews Note: Jerry Cox is the president of the Arkansas Family Council.