LaPointe Responds to Roe v. Wade Overturn
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade:
“Today is a tragic day for our country. I am shocked, saddened and heartbroken to witness the rights of millions of people in America trampled by an out-of-touch, unrepresentative and reckless Supreme Court. This is a harrowing decision that will create lasting trauma and cost lives.
“While Illinois responsibly prepared for this day and took steps to preserve full access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, we must continue to take more action. I will use the full weight of my position to fight for reproductive rights, and ensure that Illinois remains a place where abortion is safe, legal and accessible. Abortion remains legal in Illinois today because of who represents us in the General Assembly and in the Governor’s Office, however we must remain vigilant, because this fight is not over.”