“We are soldiers. We are soldiers prepared to fight.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: “We are soldiers. We are soldiers prepared to fight.”
Lightfoot pledged to use $500,000 in public money to make Chicago a “safe haven” for those seeking abortions.
In other words, it could become a safe haven for people like Jeffrey Epstein because in Illinois a minor doesn’t need a parent or guardian’s permission to have an abortion.
I thought abortion is a medical procedure and healthcare. If that’s so then a parent or guardian should be involved because medical personnel cannot do anything to a child, except abortion, without that permission.
Lightfoot said: “We are ready, and we are ready to fight. We are ready to organize. We are ready to do whatever it takes. We will not stand idly by and watch our rights disappear like smoke.”
Anyway, Lightfoot used all the buzzwords possible to justify using public funds for abortions. If we don’t save abortions then they’ll take away all of our other rights:
The money will go toward transportation, lodging, care “and, if necessary, safe and legal access to an abortion procedure,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot’s pledge comes after a leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling previewed the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion rights case. Reiterating a concern she first expressed after the opinion leaked, Lightfoot said the case’s repeal could lead to gay and interracial marriages being outlawed.
“The architects of this destruction will not stop at a woman’s right to choose,” she said in a statement released last week, the day the draft decision was first reported by Politico. “The Court’s draft opinion will establish a precedent for gutting the legal underpinnings used to protect against gender-based discrimination overall including women’s rights, trans rights, immigrant rights, and, of course, the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. This decision truly epitomizes the dangers that exist at the intersection of racism and sexism.”
Lightfoot makes it sound like the pro-life side is making these women’s lives miserable:
“This pledge signals that the City will continue to be a safe haven for all who are unjustly denied the resources and opportunities they deserve; to fight for the rights of all people; and to ensure that no person will be attacked, assaulted, bullied or discriminated against because of who they are, the choices they make regarding their bodily autonomy or who they love,” a news release said.
As it relates to reproductive health, the pledge is to “protect and increase access for all safe reproductive, obstetric and gynecological healthcare regardless of the patient’s age, sex, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, place of residence or immigration status in order to support the choices of all people to have or not bear children on their terms.”
Then Lightfoot claimed the only people talking about overturning Roe v. Wade are old white men.
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