Did you know it's perfectly legal to go up to a pregnant woman and offer her cash for her unborn child? At least it is for now. But Arkansas House Bill 1488 will put an end to that. If a person offers that woman anything of value in exchange for her child, it will be a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. If a person does that and uses coercive, intimidating, fraudulent, or forceful tactics to get the woman to consent, it will be a class D felony punishable by up to 6 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. If a person offers a pregnant woman anything of value so that the person can place that child up for adoption to another person (and make money in the process), it will be a class C felony punishable by 3-10 years in the Department of Corrections.
If that person uses coercive, intimidating, fraudulent, or forceful tactics to get the woman to consent to the person placing her child up for adoption, it will be a class A felony punishable by 10-40 years in the Department of Corrections.
These things are going on in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and across the country. Arkansas is going to do something to stop it. Arkansanas - call your representatives and senators and ask them to support HB 1488 because human life is priceless!
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