August 5, 2022

Rep Jackie Walorski Killed in Car Accident

US Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), along with staff members Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts, died in a car accident on Wednesday, August 3. Walorski leaves a pro-life legacy during her time as a legislator.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) wrote of his colleague on Twitter, “Jackie [was] selfless, humble, and compassionate." He called her, “a dear friend and one of the greatest public servants I’ve ever known.”

Walorski was well-known for her strong pro-life voting record. She held a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life. While serving in the US House of Representatives, Walorski introduced the Dignity for Aborted Children Act (HR 620) in 2019. The legislation was a response to the discovery of 2,400+ bodies of aborted children hoarded by Indiana abortionist Ulrich Klopfer's home in Illinois. The legislation would have required the respectful burial or cremation of aborted children; thereby preventing abortionists from collecting bodies like trophies.

Walorski championed several other pro-life bills during her time in office, including the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021, and the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.

The day before she died, Walorski visited the pro-life pregnancy center Bella Vita in Knox, Indiana.

“We mourn the loss of Representative Jackie Waloski who supported protections for the most vulnerable among us,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “The pro-life movement is deeply indebted to Congresswoman Walorski for her service on behalf of the unborn.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the congresswoman’s family at this time.”