“A draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion was leaked, which, if true, would overturn Roe v Wade.

Right now, women across the country are receiving lifesaving medical care because of Roe v. Wade.

As a mother, I know the tough choices women make every day for their families. I believe healthcare decisions should be made between a medical provider and their patient. And I believe in the right to privacy codified in the Fourteenth Amendment. For all of these reasons, I am proudly pro-choice.

In Congress, I promise to protect the freedom to choose. HR3755 and S1975 (the Women’s Health Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu and Senator Richard Blumenthal) cannot wait – and neither can we. The Senate should end the filibuster and vote. Now. If Roe is overturned, it is the beginning of eliminating civil rights for all of us,” said Ald. Pat Dowell, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ 1st Congressional District.