DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Downers Grove, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
“The judicial crime perpetrated today against the people of the United States by a gang of unelected, partisan extremists is an outrage rarely equalled in living memory. That this decision was not the result of anything like an unbiased or good-faith examination of the Constitution goes without saying. Anti-woman conservatives have plotted and schemed openly for decades to sabotage women’s rights in any way they can. Out of one side of their mouths, they talk about freedom of choice and liberty, while out of the other side they preach hate, repression, bigotry and inequality. Fortunately, Illinois has not—and will never—bow to the agenda of domineering reactionaries. Here, womens’ right to choose remains—and will remain—intact. Here, we stand ready to take in and protect women in other states whose basic rights there have been stripped away. Here, we hold the line. Here, we take no step back. Here, we defend the truth against lies. Here, we believe in America, not the perverted dystopia that conservatives use that name to describe. Here, we are and will always be pro-choice.”