ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision:
“Today’s decision to overturn 50 years of settled law is a call to action for all Americans to defend their rights of privacy and personal choice. Illinois has been the leader in protecting the rights of choice and privacy for women, and we will continue to lead. We defend the rights of women, their families, and doctors to make the most intimate of healthcare decisions.
This radical decision sets the stage for attacks on access to birth control, in vitro fertilization, life-saving RNA and stem cell research, and same-sex marriage. These Justices have shown they’re not really conservatives, but extremists. There is no place for this extremism in Illinois.”