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Rauner Now Weighs Fate of Abortion Legislation

Governor Bruce Rauner now has a difficult choice on his hands. House Bill 40 is now on his desk. It would prevent abortions from becoming illegal if Roe V Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court and expands abortion coverage to Medicaid and state worker health insurance recipients. The bill passed in May, but bill sponsor, State Senator Don Harmon, held the bill until Monday morning. What happens next is unclear. Rauner says he will have open ears before making his final decision.

Rauner, who is pro choice, told a political action committee during the 2014 election campaign he would support similar legislation but this past spring threatened to veto House Bill 40. 

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