U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski ( D-Illinois ) is being criticized for aligning with Republicans who ultimately want to overturn the abortion case Roe v. Wade, CBS Pittsburgh noted.
On Jan. 2, more than 200 members of Congress signed a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law that severely restricts abortion ( in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee ). All the lawmakers who signed the brief are Republicans, except for two Democrats in the House: U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson ( D-Minnesota ) and Lipinski.
"This case could decide the future of abortion access in this country and we will not not silently stand by and let Congressman Lipinski pledge his support for taking away Illinois woman's right to a safe and legal abortion," Brigid Leahy, Senior Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, said in a news release.
Marie Newmanwho recently received endorsements from Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, as well as U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( D-New York )is running against Lipinski in the March 17 primary.
The CBS item is at chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/02/rep-dan-lipinski-takes-heat-for-signing-onto-amicus-brief-asking-supreme-court-to-consider-overturning-roe-v-wade .