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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.

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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

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Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?
Chicago Daily Herald, Illinois - 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 to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's approval of an abortion funding measure last month."Certainly, the party's fractured ...

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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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Rauner's left turns on abortion, immigration put his political base in doubt
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 30, 2017

Rauner signed into law high-profile, Democrat-backed bills on abortion, immigration and voter rights, prompting questions as to who his base of support is as he seeks re-election, whether he'll catch a primary challenge and how he'll deal with Republican lawmakers ...

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Bruce Rauner was courageous — and right — when he signed the Illinois abortion bill
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 29, 2017

Under the new law, low-income women will receive expanded Medicaid coverage for abortions. Coverage is no longer limited to abortions that are the result of rape, incest or threats to the mother's health or life. It also applies to women covered through state employee ...

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Gov. Rauner broke his promise by signing abortion coverage bill, Cupich says
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 28, 2017

A few hours before placing his signature on a controversial bill expanding taxpayer-funded abortion coverage on Thursday, Gov. Bruce Rauner made a courtesy call to Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich.The archbishop reminded him that he was disappointed not o

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Does Rauner's abortion decision mean he won't run again ...
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 28, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner might draw a primary challenge or might not run for re-election in the wake of his decision to sign an abortion funding bill.

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Rauner should veto the abortion bill
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 26, 2017

Anti-abortion advocates are among the most dedicated voters, and many of them base their ballot box decisions solely on whether a candidate is anti-abortion. So it was trust in this campaign promise that led anti-abortion advocates in Illinois to vote for Rauner ...

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Rauner to decide on abortion bill 'in the near future'
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 25, 2017

Now as he seeks re-election, a veto of the abortion bill risks alienating moderate suburban women, a key demographic in Illinois' statewide elections. Signing the bill, however, risks alienating socially conservative voters as well as some Republican lawm

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Abortion bill is hot potato for Gov. Rauner
The State Journal-Register, Illinois - September 23, 2017

A bill that hasn't even made it to Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk yet could pose the biggest political problem for the governor so far. The bill is House Bill 40, a measure that in part is intended to protect abortion rights in the state in the event the U.S

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EDITORIAL: Quit playing politics with Illinois abortion rights
Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois - September 22, 2017

So he should just go ahead and sign House Bill 40, legislation that would provide insurance coverage for abortions to Illinois workers and Medicaid recipients and protects a womanâs right to have an abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns the lan

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Will Rauner complete a 'Full Obama' on abortion rights? - Chicago ...
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 21, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner, shown in August 2017 in Chicago, has said he would veto an abortion rights bill that called in part for Medicaid and state health plans to cove

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Rauner now mum on abortion bill after earlier indication he'd veto
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 19, 2017

The legislation would lift restrictions on coverage of abortions by Medicaid and state employee insurance. It also would change a provision in Illinois law that ties the state's abortion policy to the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that protected ...

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Morning Spin: Don't send Rauner abortion bill until he agrees to sign it, advocate says
Chicago Tribune, Illinois - September 18, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner answers questions during a news conference in Springfield on Aug. 30, 2017. An abortion rights advocate says a bill that would extend the availability of taxpayer-subsidized abortions to state workers and Medicaid recipients wonât be sent to ...

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