It was a risk from the get for Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. He could not sign House Bill 40 and walk away from a campaign promise about protecting abortion rights in Illinois or he could sign the bill and anger pro-life supporters and most other Republicans. And that’s exactly what has happened. Rauner is facing a big back lash from rank and file Republican lawmakers, including Forsyth’s Bill Mitchell.
Illinois becomes the 16th state to fund abortions through Medicaid.