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On Veterans Day, we honor the courage and commitment of those previously and currently serving in our military. Thank you for your sacrifices. I wish you and your loved ones many blessings.

CHICAGO, IL. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court returned our country back to darkened days by eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade is an abhorrent decision that curtails women’s rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens.

I have fought most of my adult life to protect women’s rights. Women’s fundamental decisions are her own to make, not to be made by some right-wing male Republicans.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is a direct assault on the decades-long struggles women have fought for dignity, the right to choose, and equal rights. This decision would put a woman's constitutional right to choose back generations, negatively change the future for the next generations, and continue to level devastating consequences upon women who suffer the most prevalent injustices in our country.

To protect the identities of child and adult sex crime victims, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Iris Y. Martinez partnered with former colleagues Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) and Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) on two proposals that were signed into law on Friday.