NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Following President Joe Biden’s July 8 executive order intended to protect access to abortion for millions of women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling which overturned the 50-year precedent in Roe v. Wade, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is highlighting the order’s effects and reiterating his message that more needs to be done to protect women from authoritarian extremists.                                       

“This executive order is absolutely better than nothing, but the President is also absolutely right that the only real solution, long-term, is for leaders at all levels to step up and codify protections for the right to choose,” Carroll said.

Biden’s order takes a variety of steps, mostly involving privacy protections, to help safeguard the right to choose. Carroll and other lawmakers have argued that state governments, even in states where reproductive rights still remain intact, must do more.

Gov. JB Pritzker has pledged to call the Illinois General Assembly into special session to strengthen the state’s protections for reproductive choice. Carroll supports that move.

“Tough times call for tough action,” Carroll said. “Especially now, we cannot allow the ball to be dropped. Too much is at stake. The President is doing what he can with the powers the Constitution gives him, but it’s up to state officials to follow his lead and ensure that women remain equal to men before the law.”

Contact Carroll’s constituent service office at 847-229-5499 or email

Rep. Jonathan CarrollRep. Jonathan Carroll

(D-Buffalo Grove)
57th District

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