Over the past decade, the state legislature has steadfastly passed more than 40 pro-life laws protecting the preborn. According to the Arkansas Department of Health report released on Wednesday, abortion in the state remains at a near 45-year low.
"The abortion numbers for Arkansas are at near-record lows, which tells me that we are winning the fight for life here in the state of Arkansas, as is being done in lots of places around the country," says Jerry Cox of the Family Council of Arkansas.
The number of abortions in the state is at about half what it was just a few years ago.
"Not only that, but we are seeing record-low teen abortion numbers," Cox continues. "Virtually every area that's measurable would indicate that abortion is in decline in Arkansas."
Only two abortion clinics remain in the state, while more than 50 pro-life pregnancy centers are there assisting the women and girls who find themselves with unplanned pregnancies. Some of those facilities include Bible classes, and some involve the men. The state legislature has appropriated state funds to help underwrite them to carry out their mission.