Pro-life supporters rally at the capitol Sunday. Photo: Lauren Scott, KTHV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Thousands of pro-life supporters marched to the capitol Sunday for the 35th annual March for Life.
A new legislative session brings new hope to these pro-life supporters. There are new proposals lawmakers could vote on, that would prevent some abortions.
State Representative David Meeks was among the thousands at the state capitol for the March for Life. He looks forward to legislation that could tighten up abortion laws.
"I believe in protecting the unborn," said Meeks. "We've had too many of our precious innocent children in the womb being killed through abortion." explains Meeks.
One proposal would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The second bans most abortions from being covered through the health insurance exchange under the federal health care law.
Just the day before, those on the other side of the issue marched at the state capitol.
"I support Planned Parenthood because of their outreach in the community," says Jamie Waldron, who was part of the Rally for Reproductive Justice. "I think that it would be a stepping stone on taking away other rights that women have."
Lawmakers may also vote on a ban on the use of tele-medicine to make the abortion pill available.