Running for Abortion Access
Ali Taylor, co-found and president of Arkansas Abortion Support Network, is running to keep abortion accessible!
On March 3, Ali is running her very first half marathon during the Little Rock Marathon. On May 11, she will join the DC Wonder Woman 10K.
Help Ali raise money for AASN and support people in need of abortion services. Between the half marathon (13.1 miles) and the 10K (6.2 miles), Ali is running a total of 19 miles. Show your support by making a per mile donation or choose your own amount. Either way, you'll help remove financial barriers to abortion access for Arkansans in need. No donation is too big or too small. We need your help to keep running. Every dollar counts!
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Arkansas is already one of the most abortion-hostile states in the country. And Arkansas politicians are, once again, pushing extreme anti-abortion legislation. Currently, 7 bills are moving through our state legislature that will further restrict access to abortion. One bill has already been signed by the Governor.
All of these laws are likely to increase the cost of abortion access. More pregnant people will have to travel out of state, delay care, and/or take more time off from work just to access basic medical care. We anticipate an increased number of calls to our help line as well as an increase in individual funding needs.
Awaiting Senate committee hearing:* (Wedesdays at 10 a.m.)
SB 2 (Sen. Trent Garner, El Dorado) stands in the way of a woman exercising her right to an abortion in the case of a diagnosis of fetal Down syndrome, while doing nothing to address discrimination or ensure that people living with disabilities have access to health care and other services they need.
SB 3 (Sen. Trent Garner, El Dorado) is a TRAP law that imposes medically unnecessary reporting requirements on abortion providers in an effort to intimidate and ultimately discredit them.
SB 278 (Sen. Gary Stubblefield, Branch) is a TRAP law that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours and increase Arkansas' "informed consent" requirements.
SB 341 (Sen. Missy Irvin, Mountain View) would force physicians to give medically inaccurate and potentially dangerous information about "abortion pill reversal" to patients.
Awaiting House committee hearing:* (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.)
HB 1289 (Rep. Brandt Smith, Jonesboro) is similar to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act — it would expand the right of doctors not to participate in services that violate their conscience.
HB 1439 (Rep. Robin Lundstrum, Springdale) is an unconstitutional bill to ban abortion after 18 weeks without exceptions for rape, incest, or fatal fetal anomaly.
HB 1453 (Rep. Clint Penzo, Springdale) would make it state policy to encourage women to carry fetuses with a fatal diagnosis to term
Signed by the Governor:**
SB 149, Now Act 180 (Sen. Jason Rapert) triggers a total abortion ban if Roe v. Wade is overturned with no excpetion for rape or incest. Doctors who perform abortions would face up to ten years in prison.
Bill information via Planned Parenthood Great Plains
*As of 02/18
**As of 02/19
We need your help to continue supporting people in need of abortion services. Please donate if you can. Please share, share, share!
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