CHICAGO – Democratic Illinois Secretary of State candidate Alexi Giannoulias released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade:
“Today’s decision strips women of their fundamental right to an abortion, endangering their health and eliminating their right to autonomy and choice. Conservatives on the Supreme Court believe the fundamental right to an abortion should be in the hands of the states. Unfortunately, Republicans across the nation are passing laws at the state level banning abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and attempting to ban contraception and in-vitro fertilization.
Women deserve the fundamental human right to control their own bodies, and not be dictated by a right-wing agenda. Women have maintained this right for nearly 50 years before this Court decided to interpret the Constitution through a MAGA lens of extremism.
Abortion, thankfully, will continue to remain legal here in Illinois, but my thoughts are with the women across America today who are immediately impacted by this decision; however, lives are at risk and we must take action to fix this.”