New Poll: Arkansans Overwhelmingly Oppose Abortion On Demand

The 2018 Arkansas Poll released today by the University of Arkansas shows the vast majority of Arkansans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal or “legal only under certain circumstances.”

Pollsters interviewed 1,200 randomly selected Arkansans via telephone last month.

According to the poll results, 17% of Arkansans said abortion should be “illegal in all circumstances.” Fifty-eight percent said abortion should be “legal only under certain circumstances.”

This shows that Arkansans overwhelmingly oppose “abortion on demand” and generally agree abortion should be illegal in some or all cases.

This tracks with past poll results. Last year the Arkansas Poll conducted 801 interviews and found 79% of Arkansans believed abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances.

The poll also reflects national surveys that show Americans generally believe abortion ought to be illegal in all but a few situations — such as in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother.

On the whole, Americans oppose abortion on demand, and Arkansans are no exception.

You can read a summary of the Arkansas Poll’s findings on abortion and other issues here.

You can read a copy of the poll questions here.

Another Life Saved From Abortion in Little Rock

Last Friday we wrote about twin unborn babies saved from abortion thanks to pro-life volunteers praying outside the surgical abortion facility in Little Rock.

Yesterday we received even more good news about a mom who is choosing adoption instead of abortion — once again thanks to the prayers and volunteer efforts of Arkansans.

Shawn Carney with 40 Days for Life writes,

Because the abortion facility in Little Rock only does surgical abortions three days per week, they schedule a LOT of appointments on abortion days–more than the parking lot can accommodate.

As an abortion client walked from the overflow parking area, a volunteer named Patricia offered her a free ultrasound at a pregnancy resource center. The mom was interested and asked whether they could help her with adoption.

“She left with an appointment at the pregnancy resource center,” Little Rock leader Toni said. “And SHE NEVER EVEN WENT INTO THE ABORTION FACILITY!”

This is what happens when people come together to pray against abortion and give women with unplanned pregnancies real options besides abortion.

As we said last week, every year we hear stories from other states about lives saved, abortion clinics shut down, and abortion workers coming to Christ in the wake of a 40 Days for Life prayer campaign. This is yet another one of those amazing stories, and it happened right here in Arkansas!

People in central Arkansas can learn more about 40 Days for Life by contacting Toni Blackwell at 501-650-2993 or

In Northwest Arkansas, you can learn more about 40 Days for Life by contacting Sheila Pursell at 469-231-1959 or