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Griffin Applauds SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade
Says, The Court 'correct[ed] the grievous errors made in Roe'...and returned this issue to 'the people and their elected representatives'
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:
"I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for correcting the grievous errors made in the Roe and Casey decisions. The Constitution does not take a side in the abortion debate, and the Court correctly determined that the power to resolve this debate should rest with the people and their elected representatives. Because of this monumental and historic decision, states like Arkansas will now have the ability to protect innocent unborn children, who are created in the image of God, from the violence of abortion."
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for 26 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His previous assignments include serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.