FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amy Gehrke, Executive Director
ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE CONDEMNS LEAKED DRAFT RULING OF
DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH
May 3, 2022 —- (CHICAGO)
The following statement can be attributed to Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life:
Roe v. Wade created an erroneous “right” to abortion that has no standing in the United States Constitution. We believe that the leak of the draft ruling on Monday, May 2 was an egregious act that threatens the function of the High Court. The ensuing reaction from abortion advocates illustrates that most of them believe protecting contrived “abortion rights” justifies any means, no matter how destructive.
Every abortion brutally takes the life of a preborn child and puts that child’s mother at extreme risk for both emotional and physical harm. The focus of Illinois Right to Life will remain on restoring protection to the most vulnerable in our state as well as ensuring their mothers have the resources they need to choose life as well as parent confidently.
Illinois Right to Life is the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. We seek to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia through education and direct aid.