Jordan reflects on Roe v. Wade anniversary


WASHINGTON — On the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, 4th District, made the following comments Friday:

“Today Americans again remember the tragic Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that has resulted in the deaths of over 58 million unborn babies in the last 43 years. Once again, thousands of Americans are marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. to protest that decision.

“I firmly believe that our nation is on the path to restoring a culture of life in America once again. At the beginning of this year, Congress sent a bill to President Obama’s desk that would stop federal funding for America’s leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. President Obama vetoed this legislation, but he can’t veto the will of the people forever.

“In the Declaration of Independence, the Founders listed the right to life among our unalienable God-given rights. The thousands of Millennials marching today show vividly that this generation understands the value of life and is committed to defending the unborn. I’m proud to represent their voices in Congress, along with the voices of our most vulnerable – the unborn.”