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Dems turn up heat on Rauner with bill to expand taxpayer-funded abortions
Chicago Sun-Times

Dems turn up heat on Rauner with bill to expand taxpayer-funded abortions

Chicago Tribune - April 26, 2017

House Democrats on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would expand the availability of taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois, putting Republican ...

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Texas' Medicaid waiver is a 'canary in the coal mine' for abortion carve-outs
ModernHealthcare.com, Illinois - May 16, 2017

The Trump administration will soon review Texas' proposed plan to regain federal funding for its family planning program that does not include Planned Parenthood or providers that support or perform abortions. If the CMS approves the waiver, other states could ...

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Legislator opposes state abortion funding
Effingham Daily News, Illinois - May 15, 2017

Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says legislation that would expand abortion in Illinois and have taxpayers paying for it not only goes against federal policy, but is also an attack on the sanctity of innocent life.Last week, HB40 passed in the Senate with a vote of 33-22. ...

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Rauner: Keep one provision of abortion proposal, lose the other
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - May 12, 2017

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday that he would approve a bill to keep abortions legal in Illinois even if federal law were to change, but he said he opposes expanding the availability of taxpayer-funded abortions because the idea is "too controversial."Rauner's ...

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Senate sends bill to Rauner that would aid low-income women's abortion access
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - May 10, 2017

The bill would allow women to use Medicaid coverage and state employee health insurance to pay for abortions and has become an early issue in the 2018 race for governor after Rauner's veto vow. Supporters say the measure also would remove a so-called "tri

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Morning Spin: Illinois House could vote on abortion bill Rauner opposes as women march on Capitol
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - April 25, 2017

Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, would allow women to use Medicaid coverage and state employee health insurance for abortions. Supporters say the bill also would help ensure abortion remains legal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Co

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