Arkansas Women's Rights http://ualrpublicradio.org en Arkansas Lawmakers To Discuss 20-week Abortion Ban http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lawmakers-discuss-20-week-abortion-ban <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Arkansas lawmakers are reviewing the rules for enforcing a law approved last year banning most abortions at 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the House and Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Friday are scheduled to discuss changes in the rules for abortion facilities that will incorporate language from the 20-week ban. The Republican-led Legislature enacted the restriction last year, overriding a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:28:32 +0000 Associated Press 17930 at http://ualrpublicradio.org New Study Combines Education Stats With Personal Stories From Arkansas Women http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/new-study-combines-education-stats-personal-stories-arkansas-women <p>All this week, the <a href="http://www.womensfoundationarkansas.org/index.html">Women’s Foundation of Arkansas</a>, a statewide philanthropic organization, is hosting a series of activities to mark its major annual fundraising event.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:37:25 +0000 Malcolm Glover 13393 at http://ualrpublicradio.org New Study Combines Education Stats With Personal Stories From Arkansas Women Legal Maneuvering Continues Over Arkansas Abortion Ban http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/legal-maneuvering-continues-over-arkansas-abortion-ban <p style="margin: 0pt 0pt 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/07/15/the-top-10-legal-fights-over-abortion-in-the-u-s/?print=1">The Washington Post reports</a> that <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arkansas</st1:place></st1:state> is one of 10 states where important legal fights are being waged over abortion rights.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:32:13 +0000 Malcolm Glover 8388 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Legal Maneuvering Continues Over Arkansas Abortion Ban Sex Trafficking More Widespread in Arkansas Than Most Realize http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/sex-trafficking-more-widespread-arkansas-most-realize <p>Last week, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Christopher&nbsp;Thyer, announced that a Little Rock man, alleged to have been a pimp and trafficker, was convicted in federal court on one count of sex trafficking.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.2em; margin-left: 0px; ">It was a first for his district, saying "It had been there for quite some time, and the biggest reason some of these cases are coming forward is awareness."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:54:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 6107 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Sex Trafficking More Widespread in Arkansas Than Most Realize