Zero Abortions in Arkansas for 2023: A Pro-Life Victory

(National Catholic Register. Adriana Azarian).

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) released its yearly report on induced abortions, recording no abortions in the state in 2023.  Following the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson decision in 2022, Arkansas law prohibited abortion in all cases except to save the life of the mother. Prior to the Dobbs decision, the ADH reported around 3,200 abortions on average each year. Arkansas is one of 14 states with a “total ban” on abortion. “It’s the constant teaching of the Church that abortion is always gravely immoral, and we know it’s never medically necessary, so we do welcome that report,” said Catherine Phillips, director of Respect Life in the Diocese of Little Rock. 

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