Rauner: Focus on budget, jobs, schools, term limits—not abortion
By Tina Sfondeles
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday denied he’s a flip-flopper on abortion rights — while saying the expansion of abortion coverage under Medicaid is too “divisive” and “controversial” to deal with in light of the state’s fiscal problems.
Rauner — who was promoted as a pro-choice Republican candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election — has been under fire for saying that he planned to veto a House bill that would remove a “trigger provision” that would make abortions illegal should Roe v. Wade be overturned — and would also allow women with Medicaid and state-employee health insurance to use their coverage for abortions.