Thankfully, H.B. 1685 and H.B. 1686 both failed in the House Wednesday, April 14.

As you’ll recall these bills included elements that essentially usurped your personal end-of-life healthcare decisions and those of your loved ones by placing those decisions with healthcare workers who are not physicians. The bills were opposed by Arkansas Right to Life, the National Right to Life Committee, Family Council, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA, NW AR Respect Life, and the Arkansas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents.

Be sure to contact your State Representative and State Senator and thank them for voting “NO” on H.B. 1685 and H.B. 1686. This bipartisan vote to defeat these bills reflects their commitment to the sanctity of human life when it is most vulnerable.

You can leave a message for your state representative by calling (501) 682-6211 during normal business hours. You can leave a message for your state senator by calling (501) 682-2902.

Learn more about end-of-life issues. Watch a replay of The Preserving the Sanctity of Life at the End of Life ZOOM Conference that was held on Feb. 6, 2021. WATCH NOW

Below is a breakdown of the vote on H.B. 1685 and H.B. 1686 and how your legislator voted on each of the bills. Please be sure to thank your legislators who voted “NO.”:

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Voted FOR H.B. 1685
  • F. Allen
  • Barker
  • Bentley
  • Cavenaugh
  • Clowney
  • Coleman
  • Dalby
  • M. Davis
  • Eubanks
  • Evans
  • K. Ferguson
  • D. Ferguson
  • Fielding
  • V. Flowers
  • D. Garner
  • Godfrey
  • M. Gray
  • M. Hodges
  • Hollowell
  • Ladyman
  • McCullough
  • Miller
  • Murdock
  • Payton
  • Perry
  • Richmond
  • S. Smith
  • Wardlaw
  • Warren
  • D. Whitaker
  • Wing
* Voted AGAINST H.B. 1685 *
  • Beatty Jr.
  • S. Berry
  • M. Berry
  • Boyd
  • Breaux
  • Brooks
  • Brown
  • Bryant
  • Carr
  • Christiansen
  • Cloud
  • A. Collins
  • C. Cooper
  • Cozart
  • Crawford
  • Deffenbaugh
  • Dotson
  • Ennett
  • C. Fite
  • L. Fite
  • Fortner
  • Gazaway
  • Haak
  • Holcomb
  • Hudson
  • Jean
  • Jett
  • L. Johnson
  • Lowery
  • Lundstrum
  • Lynch
  • Maddox
  • J. Mayberry
  • McClure
  • McCollum
  • M. McElroy
  • McGrew
  • McKenzie
  • McNair
  • S. Meeks
  • Milligan
  • Penzo
  • Ray
  • Richardson
  • Rye
  • Scott
  • Slape
  • B. Smith
  • Speaks
  • Springer
  • Tosh
  • Underwood
  • Watson
  • Womack
  • Wooten
Voted “Present” on H.B. 1685
  • Bragg
  • Furman
  • Hillman
Did Not Vote On H.B. 1685
  • Beck
  • Eaves
  • Gonzales
  • Hawks
  • Love
  • Magie
  • Nicks
  • Pilkington
  • Shepherd
  • Tollett
  • Vaught
Voted FOR H.B. 1686
  • F. Allen
  • Barker
  • Beck
  • Bentley
  • Brown
  • Cavenaugh
  • Clowney
  • Coleman
  • Dalby
  • M. Davis
  • Eaves
  • Eubanks
  • Evans
  • K. Ferguson
  • D. Ferguson
  • Fielding
  • V. Flowers
  • D. Garner
  • Godfrey
  • Gonzales
  • M. Gray
  • Hillman
  • M. Hodges
  • Hollowell
  • Hudson
  • Ladyman
  • McClure
  • McCullough
  • S. Meeks
  • Miller
  • Murdock
  • Nicks
  • Payton
  • Perry
  • S. Smith
  • Wardlaw
  • Warren
  • D. Whitaker
*Voted AGAINST H.B. 1686*
  • Beatty Jr.
  • S. Berry
  • M. Berry
  • Boyd
  • Bragg
  • Breaux
  • Brooks
  • Bryant
  • Carr
  • Christiansen
  • Cloud
  • A. Collins
  • C. Cooper
  • Crawford
  • Deffenbaugh
  • Dotson
  • Ennett
  • C. Fite
  • L. Fite
  • Gazaway
  • Haak
  • Hawks
  • Holcomb
  • L. Johnson
  • Lowery
  • Lundstrum
  • Lynch
  • Maddox
  • J. Mayberry
  • McCollum
  • M. McElroy
  • McGrew
  • McKenzie
  • Milligan
  • Penzo
  • Pilkington
  • Ray
  • Rye
  • Scott
  • Slape
  • B. Smith
  • Speaks
  • Springer
  • Tosh
  • Underwood
  • Watson
  • Womack
  • Wooten
Voted “Present” On H.B. 1686
  • Furman
  • Vaught
Did Not Vote on H.B. 1686
  • Cozart
  • Fortner
  • Jean
  • Jett
  • Love
  • Magie
  • McNair
  • Richardson
  • Richmond
  • Shepherd
  • Tollett
  • Wing

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