For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
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State Rep. Evans Strongly Opposes Supreme Court’s Draft Opinion
Roe V. Wade & Women’s Rights Hang in the Balance, Evans is Ready To Fight
Chicago, IL – The Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade, which allows access to safe abortion options for women throughout the country.
The draft opinion by Justice Alito would overturn Roe V. Wade, which has been affirmed since 1973. This would eliminate any federal protections for women to make the decision to get an abortion and make decisions about their body. This would return the decision of whether to allow abortion access to each state, which is believed to significantly restrict access nationwide.
“I stand with women and our Illinois leaders to strongly condemn the draft opinion by Justice Alito,” said State Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. “This is not about states’ rights, this is about taking away the rights of women to make the best choice for them and their body and it is completely unacceptable.”
The Supreme Court currently has a six-to-three conservative majority, with three of the nine being appointed by former President Donald Trump. The Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling as early as Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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State Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. serves in the Illinois House of Representatives as Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Committee on Labor & Commerce. www.RepEvans.com