February 24, 2023

Pritzker Joins Alliance of Governors to Strengthen Abortion in US

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D)
Gov. Pritzker has joined an alliance of 20 pro-abortion governors led by California Gov. Gavin Newsom with the aim of strengthening abortion in the US.

Organizers have named the group the "Reproductive Freedom Alliance." They intend for the pro-abortion governors and their staffs to share "best practices" to "affirm abortion rights." This includes sharing pro-abortion legislative language, executive orders, strategies to use federal funding for "reproductive health care," and ways to protect the abortion industry.

"As Illinois remains a beacon for reproductive healthcare in a region increasingly plagued by inhumane restrictions, I'm proud to join my fellow Governors to help fulfill the promise I made when Roe v. Wade was overturned: we will not go backwards," Pritzker said in a press release. "That's why I've committed to expanding funding for reproductive healthcare in my proposed FY24 budget and why I recently signed legislation protecting the rights of providers across Illinois, and why I'll continue to work with partners in Illinois and across the country to protect these important rights."

The alliance includes the governors of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.