There has been a ton of ruckus over SB97- TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION- which was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee today at 11, it was pulled to amend “business contracts “out of the bill. It will be heard again in the coming weeks.
I called Sen. Bledsoe (R, Rogers) and she said “We feel good about what happened in the committee today, we are cautiously optimistic. We will be amending the bill as recommended and bringing it back to committee where we believe it is likely to pass.”
Sen. Bledsoe is also running SB113, a bill to stop tax payer funds from paying for abortions (except to save the life of the mother) through government healthcare (Obamacare). It will be heard tomorrow by the House Committee on Public Health. Supposedly there is a hostile amendment submitted that would insert language providing abortions for rape and incest.
In 1989 the voters of Arkansas passed amendment 68 to the Arkansas Constitution which states, “No public funds will be used to pay for any abortion, except to save the mother’s life.” It is clear to me that adding rape and incest to the bill would usurp the Constitution of our state and thus thwart the will of the voters. .. just sayin.
As always I encourage you research this information on your own, call your legislators and open a dialogue with them on how you feel about these issues and others facing our state and nation. This is a wonderful site with tons of information at your fingertips~ http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Pages/Home.aspx