Gov. Rauner Accused of Flip-Flopping on Abortion Bill

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Pro-Choice advocates fear a woman’s right to choose may soon be under attack.

A Democratic bill has passed committee and would keep abortions legal in Illinois, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned someday.

Governor Rauner has threatened to veto this version of the bill, an action that critics are calling a flip-flop. During his campaign three years ago, Rauner said he would support a similar bill; now, he says the state should focus on more pressing priorities.

“Take on controversial, divisive issues right now when we don’t have a balance budget,” says Governor Rauner, “when we don’t have proper school funding, when we don’t have economic growth and job creation.”

The bill is scheduled to be called for a vote tomorrow.

In response, Pro-Life supporters will gather outside the offices of Peoria Planned Parenthood this Saturday. According to protestpp.com, the Peoria event is said to be one of thousands across the country and will be held from 10 A.M to 2 P.M.

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