LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) – Loyalists on both sides of social issues are gearing
for a new round of clashes next year when the Legislature convenes with a
new Republican majority.
Supporters of conservative causes such
as restricting abortion rights expressed new optimism last week because
of the coming shift in the legislative majority after nearly 140 years
of Democratic control.
ready for all of them," said Rita Sklar, executive director of the
Arkansas Chapter of the Americans for Civil Liberties Union. "Let it be
said that we have been preparing for the usual battles and are ready to
"I expect it to be substantially easier in the Senate and
slightly easier in the House," said Family Council Executive Director
Jerry Cox, noting that in 2011 the Legislature approved just one
abortion bill, House Bill 1855, now Act 1176 of 2011, which requires any
abortion provider who provides 10 abortions a month to be licensed by
the state. Myriad other bills on the subject died in committee.
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