"For years, women in Arkansas have watched as politicians chip away at a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. Now, the Governor has signed off on Arkansas Legislators' decision to ban an extremely safe medical procedure—one that isn't even practiced in Arkansas at this time—in an effort to make sure a women there will never have the option of making a thoughtful decision about what is best for her and her family.
We're extremely disappointed by the signing of this bill. How many hours this session have we watched our legislators debate the many ways to take health care options away from women instead of working to expand access to vital family planning and reproductive health services throughout the state? We support improving access to health care because it improves lives, and we're calling on Arkansas legislators to do better for Arkansas women, men and families."