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Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?
Chicago Daily Herald

Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?

Chicago Daily Herald - October 9, 2017

State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says the state Republican party, criticized in recent months for its internal squabbles, is banding together in opposition ...


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'Alternative facts' on abortion in Porter County
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - October 25, 2017

I almost drove off the road recently on Route 20 in Portage when I passed a billboard that said "90 percent of women regret having an abortion." Talk about misinformation. This is an out-and-out lie (excuse me, "alternative fact"). This can be proven in minutes ...


Lester: Abortion rights PAC calls on Rauner to recruit moderates
Chicago Daily Herald, Illinois - October 23, 2017

Now, a leading reproductive rights political action committee is jumping into the fray with a promise to work against abortion opponents like state Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard, state Rep. Tom Morrison of Palatine and state Sen. Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods.Personal ...


US abortion rate falls 25 percent, but procedure is still common
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - October 20, 2017

The U.S. abortion rate has fallen dramatically, by 25 percent, in recent years. The procedure continues to be common: One in four women will have an abortion by 45, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday.


Conservatives want to reverse abortion law Rauner signed ...
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - October 12, 2017

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner holds a press conference at the State of Illinois Building in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner holds a


Abortion funding, truthfulness and a question: Can Rauner recover?
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - October 3, 2017

Abortion is one reason, but character â truthfulness â is another. Not only had Rauner publicly promised to veto the bill, which provides taxpayer funding of elective abortions, he consistently characterized himself as an advocate of an economic, not social, ...


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