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  Illinois governor signs bill expanding public funding for abortion
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AuthorNATASHA KORECKI
News DateThursday, September 28, 2017 09:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRepublican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday signed into law a bill that will expand the public funding of abortion in Illinois, including to Medicaid recipients, a decision that already has conservatives sounding the death knell for his reelection campaign.

The move immediately increases the chances that the first-term governor will get a primary challenge and raises doubts about whether he can motivate a Republican base in a general election.

But Rauner had told Republican lawmakers in April that he would veto the measure, calling it “divisive.”

“Bruce Rauner today declared war on the pro-family movement, Illinois taxpayers, and the most basic values of the Republican party.” Paul Caprio, director of Family-Pac said in a statement. “No serious conservative of any type can consider ever voting for Bruce Rauner again.”
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