News | Press Releases | 07/10/18

Raoul on SCOTUS: Attorneys General will be last line of defense for a woman’s right to choose

CHICAGO¬†– Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, issued the following response to President Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I am incredibly disappointed that Donald Trump has put so many critical protections on the line, including the right to access abortion safely and legally. I¬†will not stand by and allow my children to have fewer rights than my generation or see Illinoisans made vulnerable to federal attacks on healthcare, voting rights, the environment, the rights of workers or the importance of diversity on college campuses.
Illinois now has laws protecting access to abortion in case¬†Roe v. Wade¬†is overturned, but Illinoisans must be able to trust their Attorney General to enforce these laws and defend them in court. That’s why it’s more important than ever to elect leaders who will fight back and be a strong advocate for women and victims of assault, not just a bystander to the attacks.
So much hangs in the balance, and I urge the Senate to reject this nominee.”
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