LITTLE ROCK — Former state legislator Andy Mayberry of Hensley has been named president of Arkansas Right to Life, the anti-abortion group announced Tuesday.

LITTLE ROCK — Former state legislator Andy Mayberry of Hensley has been named president of Arkansas Right to Life, the anti-abortion group announced Tuesday.


Mayberry served in the state House from 2011 to 2014 and ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor last year. He sponsored legislation that became Act 701 of 2013, which prohibits most abortion 20 weeks or later into a pregnancy.


Mayberry’s wife, Julie Mayberry, was elected to the House last year and is the sponsor of a bill that would require a doctor to be physically present in the room with a patient when a chemical abortion is performed. State Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, is the sponsor of a matching Senate bill.


Arkansas Right to Life’s board of directors elected Andy Mayberry to succeed Wayne Mays as president. Mayberry has been a member of the board for the past eight years.


The Mayberrys own and manage a small advertising and publications business and are co-founders of I CAN! of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization that provides free activities for children with special needs.