Illinois Officials Respond to Roe v. Wade – Chicago Magazine

Mayor Lori Lightfoot called it “a dark day in America.” Governor JB Pritzker has called for a special session of the General Assembly for reproductive rights. Illinois has, as of 2019, a law in place to maintain the legality of abortion even though Roe v. Wade was canceled.

US Senator Dick Durbin said the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing – scheduled for July 12 – on the “grim reality” of post-Roe America. US Representative Marie Newman shared her own abortion experience. The few Republican representatives in the state celebrated the decision. US Representative Mike Quigley went live to the Supreme Court to remind viewers to stay active to protect other rights.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Governor JB Pritzker

US Senators from Illinois Dick Durban and Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Representatives from Illinois