Gov. Pritzker calling on Congress to protect women’s reproductive rights

Gov. Pritzker spoke during a press conference on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy: Gov. Pritzker)

By Blake Haas and IIS

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pritzker urges Congress to act quickly to protect women’s reproductive rights.

According to the Democratic leader, Illinois has done its part to make sure women can choose health care options for themselves, and now federal lawmakers must do the same.

“This decision will not just take away people’s reproductive rights; it also threatens the right to birth control. It also threatens the right to marriage equality. It also threatens all of the precedents that have been established around privacy rights that were confided in Roe v. Wade.”

The Governor made his remarks at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in the metro-east area, where 75% of patients seeing care are from out of state.

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