Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Mike Beebe (D) is mixed-choice.
- The Arkansas House is anti-choice.
- The Arkansas Senate is anti-choice.
Arkansas bans a safe abortion procedure and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable near-total criminal ban on abortion.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Arkansas law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Arkansas prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from advocating for or promoting abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Arkansas has a "Choose Life" license-plate program and refers women to CPCs.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Arkansas restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
Arkansas' constitution includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Arkansas allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Arkansas restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Arkansas law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Arkansas subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Arkansas law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Arkansas law improves women's access to information about emergency contraception (EC).
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Arkansas provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Arkansas restricts post-viability abortion.