(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued a “call to arms” over the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, while the citizens of Chicago have fallen victim to spiking homicide rates, the Washington Examiner reported.
Responding to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion, Lightfoot tweeted a warning to her LGBT cohort, saying “the Supreme Court is coming for us next.”
We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10, 2022
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next,” the tweet reads. “This moment has to be a call to arms.”
“We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!”
Meanwhile, in the city which she has been tasked to run, the murder rate has surged.
The second weekend in May saw six homicides with 18 others wounded. Mother’s Day weekend, eight were killed and 25 were wounded.
One of the latest victims of this violence was a 12-year-old boy, according to Fox News. He was shot while standing on a sidewalk, and is expected to survive.
The situation has gotten so bad that Lightfoot has implemented a 10 p.m. curfew for young people.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: “Right now, in Chicago, the curfew for young people is 11 p.m. on the weekends … Today, I’m signing an executive order to move that curfew back on weekends to 10 p.m.” pic.twitter.com/0CaTkdGxOT
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 16, 2022
Other than changing the curfew, Lightfoot has not taken any official actions against the rising crime in her city.
However, she has pledged $500,000 in support of “reproductive healthcare” services for citizens of the city and neighboring states.
“As long as I am mayor, the city of Chicago will continue to take a comprehensive approach to reproductive justice,” Lightfoot said.
“That includes access to transportation, lodging, care, and, if necessary, safe and legal access to an abortion procedure,” Lightfoot said.
“All people, regardless of race, sex, age, income, or immigration status deserve to have access to healthcare, and that includes reproductive rights and the choice to decide over their own bodies.”