Rep. Jacobs Reacts to Leaked Draft SCOTUS Decision on Abortion

POMONA – State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) offered a strong reaction to leaked information on a draft decision from the United States Supreme Court that would overturn Supreme Court decisions in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood.

“I am a pro-life Republican and the only physician of any kind serving in the Illinois General Assembly. I value life and worked for forty years to improve the quality of life for my patients, both young and old. I am a father and a grandfather. Life is beautiful and it must be protected. Unfortunately, left-leaning politicians currently running our government have enacted laws that make Illinois an abortion destination state where someone can have an abortion paid for by the taxpayer for any reason at any time of pregnancy up to and including birth.

I strongly oppose these policies and have voted to protect the unborn. The Supreme Court’s possible decision on behalf of the unborn will return the responsibility for legislating on the issue of abortion back to the States. This possible decision will not have an immediate impact on abortion rights in Illinois, no matter what JB Pritzker or his Democratic cohorts might be trying to sell you. We will unfortunately remain an abortion-friendly state as long as left-leaning politicians run the Illinois government. I am deeply disturbed at the idea that someone from within the Supreme Court, aware of internal deliberations and writings of the Justices, would leak this draft decision to the media for purely political reasons. I also find it unsurprising that Governor Pritzker is so outraged at the suggestion that the Court would remand these kinds of decisions back to legislators, the direct representatives of the people, as he has shown time and again throughout his management of the COVID-19 pandemic that he prefers one-man control and top-down edicts from the Executive branch.”