"When a new life is involved, the state of Arkansas has made it clear we do not want to pay for abortions," says Rose Mimms, who heads up Arkansans for Life.
Mimms is spearheading the effort to get state lawmakers to ban late-term abortions, the use of telemedicine for abortion consultations and no tax dollars from the federal government for terminating pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the U.S., said in a statement: "Extreme special interest groups who want to outlaw safe and legal abortion are driving anti-choice legislation, not the people of Arkansas."
The women's reproductive healthcare group does not provide abortion medication through telemedicine in Arkansas and says it has no plans to do so.
Pro Life and Pro Choice groups are planning their rallies in January 2013.