“Just a few moments ago, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, taking away our freedom to decide when and how to start a family,” said Ald. Pat Dowell, candidate for Congress in the 1st District.

“This decision is the start of the erosion of all kinds of rights that are codified in the Fourteenth Amendment. Without the protection of the freedom to choose when and how to start a family, the freedom to choose to marry the person you love could be next. So could the freedom to be the person you want to be. And the freedom to use the bathroom that matches your gender identity.”

“Today’s decision is about control. Control over women’s bodies, control over LGBTQIA+ persons, and control over your freedom to decide what is best for yourself.”

“The only way to stop the court’s overreach to control your body is to codify your rights into law through legislation.”