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Griffin Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Refusal to Hear Abortion Drug Challenge

May 29, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law on abortion-inducing drugs: 

“I applaud the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a challenge to Arkansas’s law on abortion-inducing drugs. Use of abortion drugs are some of the most common types of abortion and may negatively impact the health of the mother. The Court's refusal is a win for women’s health, continuity of care for the mother, and protecting the life of the unborn child.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. 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. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing 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.

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