Press Statement of Illinois State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin

Today marks a dark day here in America. The overturning of Roe v. Wade has devastating effects on many different facets of society.

Roe v. Wade was based on Griswold v. Connecticut, which asserted a constitutional right to privacy for women and men to obtain access to birth control.

This is not only a strike against women’s rights to abortion, but it has implications for contraception. It also has implications for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and their rights to marriage under the Obergefell decision and other matters concerning the rights of Americans.

I am committed as ever to fight against this decision and to further protect reproductive rights for women here in Illinois and beyond. As a nation we must utilize the midterm elections as a referendum on the protection of women’s rights in the United States of America.

I’m ready to fight!!