WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, issued a statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.

“This is an awful day for women everywhere. Women’s rights, indeed their very place as equal members of society, depends on reproductive autonomy. That has now been cruelly taken away from half the population in nearly half of the states. Fortunately, Illinois has prepared against this possibility, and women in Illinois remain full-fledged citizens, unlike elsewhere. There is perhaps no better description of this partisan and baseless ruling than ‘disgusting.’ Far from protecting women, it will endanger them—access to safe abortions saves lives. Women own their bodies, period, and it is not the place of unelected judges to dictate whether or not any woman will have children. I remain firm in my belief that reproductive healthcare is a human right. Today, we must keep moving forward, we must not give up, we must overcome.”

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