On Monday night the Perry County Quorum Court passed a resolution affirming that the county is Pro-Life.
Perry County is Arkansas’ ninth Pro-Life County.
The resolution reads,
A RESOLUTION AFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT OF THE COUNTY OF PERRY, ARKANSAS TO PROTECTING THE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE OF EVERY PERSON; AND DECLARING THE COUNTY OF PERRY, ARKANSAS TO BE A PRO-LIFE COUNTY.
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; and
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;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Quorum Court of the County of Perry, Arkansas:
Section 1: It is the policy of the County of Perry to promote and protect the dignity and humanity of all persons at all stages of life from conception until natural death.
Section 2: The County of Perry declares itself to be a Pro-Life County.
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Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) affirms that municipalities in Arkansas can designate themselves as Pro-Life.
Pro-Life resolutions have passed in the City of Mariana and the City of Springdale. Washington, Benton, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, Jackson, Saline, and Faulkner counties have passed pro-life resolutions as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities can adopt pro-life policy positions like these resolutions. In fact, any city, town, or county can pass a pro-life resolution like the ones that these communities have passed.
Public opinion polling shows Arkansans are overwhelmingly pro-life. We hope other communities will pass their own resolutions affirming that they are Pro-Life — just like Perry County.
If you would like to learn more about how you can pass a pro-life resolution in your community, give us a call at (501) 375-7000 or click here.