“I will fight to protect the reproductive rights of women in my district and stand up against national abortion bans and other restrictive measures.”
This week, anti-choice extremist group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America endorsed Nikki Budzinski’s Republican opponent in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, Regan Deering. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a staunch supporter of anti-choice politicians who seek to ban abortion at any cost, and Regan Deering is no exception: she said she was “thrilled” when the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated that the court would overturn Roe v. Wade, and she has promised that she’ll work to make abortion harder to access in Illinois if elected.
Budzinski released the following statement: “Across the country, like we saw in Kansas this week, voters are making it clear that they won’t stand by while out of touch politicians try and mandate what women can do with their own bodies.”
“Regan is one of those extremists, who would vote to ban and restrict abortion at every turn no matter what the people of Illinois’ 13th Congressional District want. Unlike Regan, I will fight to protect the reproductive rights of women in my district and stand up against national abortion bans and other restrictive measures.”
Nikki Budzinski is a labor activist, former Chief of Staff at the Office of Management and Budget in the Biden Administration and Senior Advisor to Governor JB Pritzker. Born in Peoria, Illinois, she’s the granddaughter of a union painter and public-school teachers. Nikki has over ten years’ experience in the labor movement, working for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and International Association of Fire Fighters.