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Activist group pushes to enshrine abortion rights in Arkansas constitution

Nov 29, 2023

By Daniel Payne

An activist group in Arkansas this week announced an effort to pass a state constitutional amendment protecting the right to... Read more

Subiaco Abbey, in Subiaco, Arkansas, had its altar smashed with a hammer, and relics inside the altar stolen on Jan. 5, 2023. A suspect has been arrested and is set to be charged in connection with the attack.

Arkansas monastery’s altar desecrated with sledgehammer, 1,500-year-old relics stolen

Jan 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the crimes committed at the Benedictine Subiaco Monastery. Read more


Arkansas’ narrow defeat of religious freedom proposal has a backstory

Nov 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

As of Friday, 50.43% of voters rejected Issue 3, the Arkansas Religious Freedom Amendment. Read more

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Arkansas county committee passes measure declaring itself ‘pro life’

Jun 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

An Arkansas county committee passed measures this week officially declaring the county “pro life.” Read more

Arkansas gender-transition ban praised for protecting kids

Apr 8, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The legislature of Arkansas on April 6 overrode a veto from the governor of a bill outlawing gender-transition procedures, including... Read more

Arkansas legislature overrides veto of gender-transitioning ban

Apr 6, 2021

The Arkansas state legislature voted on Tuesday to override a veto by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) of a bill prohibiting... Read more

Arkansas governor signs landmark medical conscience objection law

Mar 29, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law on Friday legislation allowing doctors to decline to perform non-emergency medical procedures that... Read more

Arkansas bans most abortions in bid to challenge Roe v Wade

Mar 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Arkansas is the latest state to pass legislation banning almost all abortions, in an effort to prompt the Supreme Court... Read more

Federal court allows Arkansas abortion laws to take effect

Dec 16, 2020

A federal court has declined to reconsider an August decision allowing several abortion restrictions in Arkansas to take effect.  Read more

Arkansas Capitol Building in Little Rock, AR.

Arkansas senate passes abortion ban in new challenge to Roe

Nov 25, 2020

Arkansas lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state in what lawmakers hope will serve... Read more

Federal court rules Arkansas abortion restrictions can take effect

Aug 10, 2020

A federal court of appeals has removed an injunction blocking four Arkansas abortion regulations from going into effect.  Read more

Arkansas state capitol.

Federal judge says state can require COVID-19 tests before abortions

May 8, 2020

A federal judge in Arkansas on Thursday upheld the state’s requirement that women obtain a negative coronavirus test before having... Read more

Arkansas state capitol.

Arkansas order limiting abortions can go into effect, court rules

Apr 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A federal appeals court on Wednesday allowed a state order halting elective surgical abortions in Arkansas to go into effect. The... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators awaits the Supreme in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, 2016.

Out-of-state travel to Arkansas abortion clinic continues, despite coronavirus concerns

Apr 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Health authorities have said an emergency ban on elective abortions in Arkansas was necessary to limit the number of women... Read more

Federal judge extends injunction against Arkansas abortion laws

Aug 7, 2019

A federal judge has extended a temporary injunction against three new abortion clinic regulations in Arkansas.  Read more

Death penalty.

Arkansas executions damage 'our whole society,' Catholic group says

Apr 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, Catholics offered prayers for the prisoners, the victims, and their families,... Read more

Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

Apr 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in... Read more

Ark. judge strikes down heartbeat-based abortion ban

Mar 19, 2014

A U.S. District Court’s ruling against Arkansas’ fetal heartbeat-based abortion restrictions disappointed pro-life advocates, but they said the effort still... Read more