HB 40 has passed both the Illinois House and Senate.
This is the bill that provides free abortions to those on Medicaid and state employees for any reason including birth control.
Where is the state going to get the money to pay for this? From you and me – taxpayers.
We’re deeply disappointed that the leaders of the Illinois House find it more important to focus on increasing the number of abortions in Illinois rather than fixing our state’s debt crisis.
On April 14th Governor Bruce Rauner publicly stated he would veto HB40 should it reach his desk. According to the Chicago Tribune,
“‘Gov. Rauner is committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights under current Illinois law. However, recognizing the sharp divisions of opinion of taxpayer funding of abortion, he does not support’ the pending legislation, spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said.”
We are very grateful for Governor Rauner’s strong position against HB40 despite his pro-choice views.
Now it’s your turn. We need you to call Governor Rauner’s office and thank him for his promise to veto HB 40 once it reaches his desk.
You can call his office right now at: 217-782-0244.