As of Friday, 50.43% of voters rejected Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment. The 439,003 votes against Issue 3 outnumbered votes in favor by only 7,500.
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What will appear before Natural State voters?
The judge who blocked the pro-life bill said the law is ‘categorically unconstitutional.’
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal group, praised the bill’s passage as a protective measure for children in the state.
In addition to banning the procedures for minors, the bill also blocked referrals and public funding for gender-transitioning procedures.
The bill states that “A physician or other healthcare professional shall not provide gender transition procedures to any individual under eighteen (18) years of age."
‘Whatever one thinks of the legality of abortion or irreversible sterilizing surgeries on minors, most Americans just don’t believe doctors should be forced to participate in them.’
The bill would apply conscience protections to medical workers, hospitals, and insurance providers.
State attorney general: ‘Arkansas has taken a strong stance to protect the unborn from inhumane treatment.’