VILLA PARK, Ill. – With Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Elmhurst, issued the following statement:
“Make no mistake, today’s decision by an extremist Supreme Court will cost lives. An unelected Supreme Court, composed mostly of men, has stripped away decades of settled law in the greatest attack on women’s rights of our lifetime. Today’s news is shocking and heartbreaking.
“In Illinois, we feared this day could come, which is why I strongly supported efforts that will ensure abortion continues to be safe, legal and accessible despite this terrible decision. This vigilance was critical, and why we need to continue to prioritize efforts to strengthen our laws on this issue.
“Women deserve the right to choose. Period. I will do everything in my power to protect access to reproductive health in Illinois.”