NORTHBROOK, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
“Today is a sad day in America. Elections have consequences and today’s decision by the Supreme Court, overturning 50-years of established precedent and stripping half of Americans of their fundamental right to self-ownership, proves it. Like many of you, I’m disgusted by this decision dictated by politics instead of unbiased legal logic. It is, frankly, a disgrace. This ruling will not deter women from seeking abortions but instead will force them into the back-alley ‘clinics’ of the past. We in Illinois have taken steps to protect women from the abuse that other states are heaping on them, and I am proud to say that we remain a pro-choice state, but more is needed. I’m proud of my pro-choice voting record and, as long as I’m in office, I will do everything in my power to protect reproductive health. This isn’t over.”