The Chicago Tribune’s liberal columnist Eric Zorn is questioning why pro-abortion Gov. Bruce Rauner is threatening to veto a trigger provision that will allow Medicaid recipients and state workers to use their health coverage for abortions should Roe v. Wade be overturned. At the same time, Rauner and his wife recently donated $50,000 to Planned Parenthood.
How can Rauner’s flip flops be explained?
Whether Rauner feared its members or not, placating [pro-abortion] Personal PAC was part of his strategy to win in a Democratic state by running as a non-scary Republican.
He even doubled-down in the optional “additional comments” section, the space in which he offered the quote above in support of Medicaid abortions and wrote “I fundamentally believe that abortion should be a woman’s private decision.”
So why the change in 2017, just as Rauner is ramping up to run for re-election against whoever emerges from an already-crowded Democratic primary field? Surely not because he’s been “listening to the people of Illinois on this issue.
This time [2018 election] around [Rauner] is going to need to generate a bit more enthusiasm in the Republican base. His flip is a hedge against a flop.
Ah, so that’s it.
A typical politician’s flip flop to win an election.
GOV. RAUNER’S PRO-ABORTION CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE REVEALED
Pro-abortion group, Personal PAC, released Gov. Rauner’s answers on their candidate political on Thursday and his answers would shock any real Republican and pro-life voter.
Read Rauner’s radical pro-abortion views straight from Personal PAC’s questionnaire.
The Governor has betrayed Republicans on the abortion issue before. In August 2016, he signed a bill forcing pro-life doctors and crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion.
So, should Republican voters trust Gov. Rauner on the abortion issue? No!
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