Conservatives, we’ve been had.
Sources say Rauner’s allies already KNEW he was planning to sign abortion bill HB40 months ago but didn’t say anything. Today, at a press conference Rauner made his intentions and broken promises crystal clear: He will sign the bill to make HB40 law! This breaks a PROMISE he made on April 14th to veto HB40.
HB40 expands taxpayer-funded abortions and protects abortion rights in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned on the federal level. This bill also forces Illinoisans pay for unrestricted Medicaid and state employee abortions through the full nine months of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood – which makes millions in overbilling on abortions – wanted this extremist bill and who is one of Planned Parenthood’s biggest donors? Governor Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana. In the midst of Illinois’ budget crisis, the Rauner Administration was still doling out millions in taxpayer funds to his Planned Parenthood buddies.
Rauner’s extremist pro-abortion credentials and history of donations to Planned Parenthood were publicly known by his conservative allies in 2014. In 2016, Rauner signed a bill forcing Christian doctors and crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion.
Republicans were silent on the Trust Act/Sanctuary State bill too
In August, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Trust Act, SB31, and made Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigration. His Administration has given more than $6.5 million to sanctuary state and open border groups, including the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), which lobbied for the Trust Act, every year. Under Rauner, that figure clocks in at almost $20 million and Real GOP Illinois got that figure – not from Rauner himself – but from the ICIRR’s website, because they bragged about the cash.
When the Illinois General Assembly passed the sanctuary state bill, few Illinois GOP leaders were also silent on that issue. Republican officials who VOTED with Rauner to make Illinois a SANCTUARY STATE include: Rep. Pritchard, Sen. McConchie, Sen. Althoff, Sen. McConnaughay, Sen. Nybo, and Sen. Radogno.