The annual March for Life in Little Rock will take place on Sunday. On the steps of the state capitol, an important milestone will be reached as the new Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker.
He will be joined by other top elected officials, including Sen. Tom Cotton, Cong. French Hill, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and many other pro-life Constitutional officers, State Senators and Representatives. (UPDATE – Also planning to attend are Cong. Bruce Westerman, Cong. Rick Crawford, AG Leslie Rutledge, St. Auditor Andrea Lea, St. Treasurer Dennis Milligan, Land Commish John Thurston.)
“The 2014 general elections were very good for unborn children in our state and nation,” said Arkansas Right to Life Executive Director Rose Mimms. “In Arkansas, we have a 100% Pro-Life Congressional representation in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, the State Capitol and have a pro-life majority in the Arkansas General Assembly.”
“An unprecedented number of pro-life candidates have been elected to office that will result in significant pro-life legislation to restrict abortion, save unborn children and protect women in Arkansas until the time when we can overturn Roe v. Wade,” Mimms added.
She said that Right to Life will be focusing on a new law that will ban webcam abortions in Arkansas. Although not yet utilized in Arkansas, this is a procedure that has become more common in rural areas. An abortionist will consult with the mother remotely in this procedure via a webcam before having the abortive medicine administered. Right to Life sought passage of this measure during the 2013 session but were unable to get traction for the bill. Legislation is expected to be filed this week on the measure.
The Sunday March is the 37th annual event in Little Rock and takes place each January on a Sunday near the landmark January 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Marchers will meet at 2:00 at Battery and Wolfe Streets behind the capitol and march around the capitol to the front steps for the rally. More details can be found at ArkansasMarchForLife.com.