Monday, December 21, 2020

Americans United for Life releases 2021 "Life List"

Every year, Americans United for Life (AUL) releases the "Life List," which ranks each U.S. state on a spectrum from most to least pro-life based on a comprehensive legal analysis of each state's legal protections for human life from conception to natural death. Numerous laws, from gestational limits to informed consent to facility regulations, factor into the analysis. Historically, a state's position on the Life List positively correlates with its abortion rate.

Here are the rankings (click to enlarge), with #1 Arkansas being the best state for unborn children and #50 Vermont the worst:

AUL writes:
Every year the team at Americans United for Life ranks all 50 states on how welcoming and protective they are to all human life. For 2021, I couldn’t be more proud to announce that Americans United for Life has ranked the great state of Arkansas as the most pro-life state in our union!

2020 saw a real race to the top as communities across the country passed laws that save the lives of preborn children and protect the health of women. Arkansas is number one because of the truly impressive example that is being set in Little Rock. 
More details about the legal landscape in each state, along with recommended pro-life priorities for upcoming legislative sessions, can be found in AUL's "Defending Life" manual.

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