JAN 23, 2023
A supporter of Gov. JB Pritzker holds up a campaign sign in support of abortion in front of Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton after Pritzker and Stratton won reelection on November 8. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line]
Sunday marked 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that abortion was a constitutional right. The anniversary came less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June in its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson, which upheld Mississippi’s new abortion restrictions.
As the abortion landscape dramatically shifted across the country in 2022, little changed in Illinois, but both pro-choice and pro-life advocates are continuing to work to influence lawmakers to see their side of one of America’s most controversial issues.
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