The Illinois governor is urging Congress to legalize abortion in federal law now that a 50-year-old Supreme Court ruling allowing abortions is in jeopardy. Supporters of abortion rights were stunned last week when Politico reported on a leaked preliminary opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court suggesting it would overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Democratic Gov. J.B....
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday urged Congress to act — and activists to take to the streets — to ensure abortion remains widely accessible even if the Supreme Court rolls back its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. NBC 5’s Kate Chappell has a closer look.