‘Heartbeat Bill’ Architect Taps Rapert for Lt. Governor

Key Pro-Life endorsement made ahead of March for Life

CONWAY, Ark. – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor candidate and State Senator Jason Rapert (R-Conway) today announced the endorsement of national pro-life leader Janet Folger Porter, architect of the Heartbeat Bill and Founder/President of Faith2Action, of his Pro-Life, Pro-Freedom campaign ahead of the 44th Annual Arkansas March for Life to be held Sunday, January 16:

“Going into this weekend’s Arkansas March for Life, I am humbled to have earned the endorsement of Janet Folger Porter—a tireless advocate for the unborn in our country and a woman whose efforts have resulted in millions of Americans enjoying life in our nation with the liberty to pursue happiness and secure America’s future.  I am happy to be an ally with her to end the crime against humanity that is abortion.”

In her endorsement of Rapert, Porter issued the following statement:

“Senator Jason Rapert is one of the greatest leaders in America today.  He not only passed the nation’s first pro-life Heartbeat Law in Arkansas, but he also founded the National Association of Christian Lawmakers, blazing the trail for life and liberty in all 50 states.  There is no one I trust more, and no better candidate for Lt. Governor than Jason Rapert—a brave leader willing to fight for what matters most—like few others I have ever met.”

In 2013, Rapert authored the country’s first Heartbeat Law prohibiting an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected and led the override of a governor’s veto to pass it into law. There are now 14 states that have passed similar heartbeat legislation, the most recent being Texas earlier in 2021 with a civil cause of action that the United States Supreme Court recently upheld.