I'm contacting you as an Arkansan, asking you to veto HB1195. Health Department officials told a legislative committee last week that it would cost $4-5 million to develop and fund the hotline and connection to services.
However, HB1195 does NOT include any funding for the Health Department to create the hotline, nor does it fund the creation or expansion of any services for pregnant women or mothers.
HB1195 simply wastes taxpayer money to shame women who are seeking legal, safe healthcare. You must veto HB1195.