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Arkansas to Ban Abortion Resources at Schools

by | Tue, Apr 27 2021

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Arkansas will enact a bill on Wednesday that prohibits Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from providing resources to public schools.

Known as the “Arkansas Student Protection Act,” the bill passed the state Senate 27-5, having previously passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 73-18.

The legislation says that a “public school or open-enrollment public charter school” cannot knowingly “enter into any type of transaction” with an abortion provider.

Any school found to be violating the measure will “appear before the state board”.

Arkansas Governer Asa Hutchinson signed the bill into law last Friday.

While pro-life supporters have welcomed the bill, others see the legislation’s blanket ban approach as overreaching.