Little Rock’s NPR affiliate reports:
A bill to create a monument to “unborn children aborted” on the State Capitol grounds will now be signed into law by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders after it returned to the Senate for final approval. Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, became emotional when she explained her reasons for supporting the bill. “It was a holocaust in this nation,” she said. “And we forgot how precious human life is. And life won.”
The monument will be built with private funds, and still has yet to be designed. Rep. Steve Unger, R-Springdale, spoke in opposition to the bill. He said he was pro-life but that the bill “didn’t feel right.” He said money could be better used to help mothers and improve the foster care system. “From a Christian perspective, this has the look and feel of spiking the football,” he said, saying “it looks like gloating.”
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Bentley [photo above] last appeared on JMG in April 2021 when her bill to teach creationism in public schools narrowly failed to advance out of a state senate committee. That same month she introduced a bill banning teachers from using the “transgender names” of students.
The “monument to the unborn” would mark the number of abortions that were performed before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last year. https://t.co/wFyr4vpzWp
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