Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2021 / 20:02 pm
An Arkansas county committee passed a measure this week declaring the county “pro life.”
“It is the duty of state and local government to protect the inalienable right to life of every person within their representative jurisdiction,” said Justice of Peace (JP) Patrick Deakins for Washington County, Arkansas, who sponsored the resolution.
The resolution advanced amid heated debate at the June 28 meeting of the Washington County Services Committee. It will go before the full county quorum court on July 15. If passed by the full court, the resolution would have no legal effect on the county, as it is simply a statement of policy.
Citing the Trump administration’s record on the abortion issue, Deakins noted that “now we have a different administration that is quite the opposite.” Referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Deakins said he was appalled by her refusal to acknowledge that a 15-week-old baby is a human being.