Representatives Jim Jordan and Brad Wenstrup shared their plans to support the pro-life movement on Friday, giving their comments to Breitbart news during a March for Life reception at Capitol Hill.
Both are solid red district representatives in Buckeye State. They spoke out about their plans to make use of the new majority power to tackle abortion. This is a hot topic that has become highly divisive in recent years.Roe era.
“I think our focus should be on trying to make sure there’s equal treatment under the law for what happened in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision — and the Dobbs leak,”Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stated.
Jordan will lead a number of high-profile investigations into the Justice Department (DOJ), and other federal agencies, through his role on the Judiciary Panel over the next two year.
One of his priorities, he said, is probing the DOJ’s response — or lack thereof — to what the Family Research Council has identified as more than 100 abortion-related attacks on churches and pregnancy centers since the DobbsDecision leaked PoliticoSix weeks ahead of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, the May announcement was made.
“Anything we can do to help the marshal at the Supreme Court, figure out how [the leak] happened”Jordan stated that he has other priorities.
Wenstrup, who is also cochair of GOP Doctors Caucus, was present at the event, which Ohio GOP had held since years (with one exception due to coronavirus mandats) in celebration of the Washington, DC, march, which thousands of people attend each year.
The march had served as the pro-life movement’s protest of Roe since the early ’70s. Now, in the wake of the movement’s monumental victory, the focus has begun shifting to cultural and legislative solutions to reduce the occurrence of abortion.
Wenstrup admitted that pro-life legislation could be passed through the House but would not become law if Democrats hold the Senate and White House. But, he said, House Republicans can shape messaging through just their chamber’s legislative pursuits.
“Sometimes when you’re passing bills, they may not become law, but you’ve sent a message. You’ve sent a message for people to think about. And, so, you know, a lot of our laws come about because of attitude, attitude of the American people. … So if we can continue the message of the beauty of life and the opportunities of life in America, and that there are people willing to help you,”Wenstrup laughed as he talked about his experience adopting his daughter four months after his birth mother. “chose life.”
Wenstrup also added “We really want people to start thinking about those types of things. The positives that come from that.”
Attendees of the reception included local Ohioan religious leaders, churchgoers, several Mount Notre Dame high schoolers belonging to the school’s Respect for Life Club, college students from the Miami University of Ohio, Ohio Sen. Kristina Roegner, and many others who filtered in and out after marching.
Jordan informed the group of pro-lifers present, “It takes a willingness to assume the risk associated with trying to do something worthwhile because you get involved in politics today, and you’re going to get attacked. The left is coming after you, the cancel culture mob, but you guys do it because life is that special, that precious, that sacred, and you were willing to fight the good fight and keep the faith and make it happen.”
He continued, “It’s important to keep it up. It’s important we continue to push forward.”
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