ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, released the following statement:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and subsequently end women’s right to bodily autonomy is the greatest attack on reproductive rights we’ve seen in decades.  Women and all pregnant people deserve the right to make their own health care decisions free of government interference, no matter what extremist judges decide.

“In Illinois, we stand up for women’s rights, including their right to decide what happens to their body and health. In 2017, I voted to remove trigger provisions in our state laws that could have made abortion illegal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade was overturned. But our work cannot end there.

“I fully support Gov. Pritzker’s call for a special session to further strengthen reproductive rights and protections in Illinois. We must use our anger, sorrow and fear surrounding this reckless ruling to take concrete actions to support women and all people who can become pregnant.

“The Supreme Court may have decided to set the clock back fifty years, but make no mistake — Illinois will not go back. I will always support a woman’s right to choose and I will use the full weight of my position to ensure Illinois does not roll back reproductive rights.”

Rep. Natalie ManleyRep. Natalie Manley


Assistant Majority Leader

98th District

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