Abortion has become one of the hot button issues lawmakers have debated during this session. Anti-abortion advocates hope the discussion brings momentum to their position on the issue.
When you pass by the Little Rock Family Planning Services Building, you will see and hear anti-abortion advocates hoping to sway expecting mothers from going inside. Kandi Cox, though, predicts huge crowds outside the facility Sunday, when members of Forty Days for Life begin their campaign.
"There are people who will walk beside them and help them if they chose life for their baby," Cox said.
Cox runs an adoption agency and offers that to the women she meets at the clinic. She shares her own experience of aborting a child twenty years ago.
"There's not a day that goes by that have not thought about that decision or regretted that decision," Cox said.
While ACLU Arkansas leaders
support Cox's freedom of speech, they are against her message.
"Every pregnancy is different. Every woman is different. Nobody can put themselves in her shoes," Rita Sklar, spokeswoman for ACLU Arkansas, said.
Spokeswoman Rita Sklar is
following the action at the Capitol and said it should be a woman's choice.
"It's such a personal thing. It's something that should not be the discussion in the halls of the Legislature," she said.