Editor's Note: After learning Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) had signed HB 40 into law in Illinois, I received this email from respected lobbyist Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch that explains the implications of HB 40 for Illinois citizens more thoroughly. - AW
Once again Governor Rauner disappoints! On Good Friday his office announced that he would veto HB 40, which publicly funds abortions, adds abortion to the Illinois insurance plan for employees, and keeps abortion until live birth the law of the land in Illinois even if Roe v. Wade is overturned!
This is a drastic change to longstanding Illinois policy! For years Illinois has not paid for abortions through tax-payer funding except for the life of the mother. Illinois citizens have never had to pay for abortions through the state employee health care plans. Surveys clearly show that 70-80% of Illinois citizens do not belief taxpayers should fund abortions. This legislation will require Illinois taxpayers somewhere around $20 million to pay to end the lives of thousands of innocent unborn children.
By signing HB 40, Governor Rauner has gone completely against the Illinois Republican Party platform. Please continue to pray for Illinois, our governor, our legislators. Our solid pro-life and pro-family legislators are under great pressure.
Thank you for your continued prayers during discouraging times like this. The work must continue. Thank you for your support! We remain in His Service!
Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch
Concerned Christian Ministries