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Illinois comptroller reacts to Supreme Court Decision

Illinois Comptroller's Office
Susana Mendoza

Illinois comptroller Susana Mendoza weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling the ruling one of seismic proportions.

"The thought that women today will have less rights and autonomy over their own bodies than their own grandmothers did is something that should give us pause, and concern. So look, at the end of the day this is a vital healthcare procedure that is necessary, that is a difficult one for may women to have to have access to, but it's still a necessary procedure that will continue," she said.

Mendoza also said she expected to see more clinics that offer abortion to open in Illinois as surrounding states restrict access to the procedure.

Steph Whiteside is a Digital Media News Specialist with WSIU radio in Carbondale, Ill. She previously worked as a general reporter at AJ+ and Current TV.