A spirit of hope brought hundreds of Arkansas residents together in the cold Sunday to march for unborn babies’ right to life. During the 44th annual Arkansas March for Life in Little Rock, many speakers expressed optimism that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade this year and allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.
“Beautiful day in Arkansas to acknowledge the strides we have made to protect the precious life of the unborn,” state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wrote on Twitter after participating in the march. “Making Arkansas the most pro-life state in the nation for the second year in a row is one of my proudest accomplishments. Our work is not done.”
Gov. Asa Hutchinson also encouraged the crowd, saying pro-lifers’ peaceful, persistent efforts for decades to restore protections for unborn babies are making a difference in America.
“Today, your message, your work is reflected in these pro-life statewide offices and General Assembly members that make a difference for you every day,” he said, according to the local news. “We are winning the battle of the public mind.”
Last year, Hutchinson signed a near-total abortion ban into law, but a federal judge blocked the law in July. He also joined 10 other governors in an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“It’s through our optimism, through science, through medicine that teaches the life that is in the womb, and now we have a chance — because the Mississippi case that is before the United States Supreme Court — to revoke, reverse, Roe v. Wade,” Hutchinson said.
The Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which the high court heard in December, directly challenges Roe. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked the court to allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again or, at the very least, ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. A ruling is expected in June.
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