IL governor ‘done’ after signing abortion bill
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 40, which expands abortion coverage to include Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor.
A state law has banned taxpayer-funded abortions for three decades and Rauner has caused an uproar after stating publicly he would refuse to sign the bill.
Not only does the new law fund abortions with public funding, says David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute, but is will add an estimated 15,000 abortions annually to the 40,000 abortions performed in The Prairie State annually.
The law doesn’t require Illinois residency, says Smith, so predictably it will draw women from all over the Midwest to travel to Illinios.
“Illinois,” he predicts, “is going to become the Midwest’s dumping ground for abortions.”
Gov. Rauner, a Republican serving his first term, has openly supported abortion rights but has also assured pro-lifers that he would veto House Bill 40.
In a Chicago Tribune column, reporter John Kass roasted Rauner, predicting that GOP donors will abandon him and others Republicans will line up to challenge him for the governor’s office.
Kass also points out that Republican legislators and Chicago’s archbishop, Blase Cupich, have stated Rauner betrayed them all – and they won’t forget it.
“He lied to us, he lied to the people, he even lied to Cardinal Cupich,” said a state representative quoted in the column. “And now, as far as re-election, I don’t think he has a chance. It’s done.”
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