August 3, 2022

Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order to Protect Abortionists

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D)
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order on July 28 to protect abortionists from criminal investigations.

The executive order prohibits city officials from cooperating with pro-life states during investigations involving abortion-related crimes.

"Through this Executive Order, I am taking yet another step to help to safeguard all those who come to our city for reproductive healthcare," Lightfoot said in a press release. "I am proud of the continued collaboration between Planned Parenthood, the Chicago Department of Public Health, members of City Council and other City departments, who are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone in Chicago is able to receive the care they need and maintain control over their bodies."

This executive order is only the most recent part of Lightfoot's abortion initiative. As part of what she called the "Justice for All Pledge," Chicago allocated $500,000 from the Chicago Department of Health to pay for abortion-related expenses.