Bruce Rauner on Abortion
Personally pro-choice, but respects religious objections
Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?
Pritzker: Legal. "An unwavering supporter of women's rights, a woman's right to choose and her right to privacy."
Rauner: Mixed. Signed bill to expand and protect abortion coverage. Personally pro-choice, but respects religious and moral objections, supports "pro-life" candidates.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Illinois Governor race
, Nov 1, 2018
Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned
He announced he'll veto abortion legislation HB40. The measure keeps abortion legal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is overturned, calling for expanding abortion coverage under Medicaid and in state worker health plans.
Illinois has "trigger" language on the books that threatens to automatically make abortion illegal if the high court overturns Roe. So if the governor vetoes the measure, it opens him to criticism that he isn't a committed supporter of abortion rights.
Source: Politico.com on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, May 5, 2017
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