Little Rock, AR – Planned Parenthood of the Heartland applauds Governor Mike Beebe’s decision to veto the unconstitutional 20 week abortion ban. His unwavering leadership is an example for the rest of the Arkansas Legislature. We encourage legislators to do what’s right for Arkansas families, and stand with Governor Beebe’s veto.
Statement from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Jill June.
“Today the Governor stood up for women and families across Arkansas. We thank him for his leadership and supporting women’s health care in the face of such harsh attacks from the Arkansas Legislature.
“This veto sends a message to the Arkansas Legislature that lawmakers need to quit focusing on unconstitutional abortion bans that are dangerous for Arkansas women. Lawmakers need to stay out of a woman’s personal medical decisions and focus on the issues they promised – creating jobs, fixing the economy, and uniting our state.
“This is a victory for Arkansas women and their families. We strongly encourage all legislators to stand with their Governor in doing what is right for the state of Arkansas.”
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and through 28 health centers, plus Education and Resource Centers in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.