On Tuesday, March 1, the city council in Western Grove, Arkansas, unanimously passed a resolution affirming that Western Grove is a Pro-Life City. Western Grove is in Newton County; the Newton County Quorum Court passed a similar Pro-Life resolution earlier this week.
Last year the Arkansas Legislature passed Act 392 of 2021 by Rep. Kendon Underwood (R – Cave Springs) and Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch). This good law affirms that cities and counties can designate themselves as Pro-Life. Act 392 also says that Pro-Life Communities can install signs or banners announcing that they are Pro-Life.
To date, 18 counties and nine cities and towns — including Western Grove — have passed resolutions recognizing unborn children and affirming that they are Pro-Life.
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Benton, Washington, Crawford, Cleburne, Pope, Jackson, Saline, Faulkner, Perry, Sebastian, Lee, White, Prairie, Searcy, Carrol, Newton, Boone, and Hot Spring counties have adopted Pro-Life resolutions — and so have the cities and towns of Marianna, Russellville, Springdale, LaGrange, Moro, Aubrey, Haynes, and Marshall.
Public opinion polling shows that most Arkansans believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or permitted only under certain circumstances, and Arkansas’ pro-life laws are among the best in the nation.
With that in mind, it makes sense that so many communities in Arkansas would vote to affirm that they are Pro-Life.
We look forward to other cities and counties passing Pro-Life resolutions in the days to come!
LifeNews Note: Jerry Cox is the president of the Arkansas Family Council.