Anti-abortion groups hope for inroads in session

Posted: January 20, 2013 at 3:43 a.m.

Arkansas Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization, has announced support for three pieces of legislation so far. State Rep. Butch Wilkins is sponsoring a bill this year to allow Arkansas to opt out of providing abortion coverage under the federal health-care law. Wilkins is shown here in a file photo with Governor Mike Beebe.

Democrats hold enough seats in a key House committee to block anti-abortion bills during the 2013 legislative session, but advocacy groups say a handful of Democrats may align with them to get the measures out of committee.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/20/2013


« Previous Story

Arkansas chamber standing on sideline of Medi...

Searcy Republican Jonathan Dismang, a member of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, said he has yet to meet a small-business owner in his district who favors expansion. Instead, he said, they fear a future increase in state taxes when the federal aid recedes.

Covering up to 250,000 poor Arkansans by expanding Medicaid with federal help will make Arkansas more business... Read »

Next Story »

In D.C., service is order of day

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama join City Year workers Saturday in staining a bookcase at Burrville Elementary School in Washington for the National Day of Service.

On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service S... Read »