March 9, 2017

Calumet City lawmaker encourages comment on taxpayer abortion funding bill

Wednesday, State Rep. Thaddeus Jones (D-Calumet City) asked 29th House District constituents to post on his Facebook page their thoughts about a bill that would add abortion to Illinoisans' tax bills.

Up until now, Illinois has respected religious citizens' beliefs and not used their tax dollars to pay for abortions, except for medical, rape and incest causes.

All that would change with the passage of HB 40, as Rep. Jones responded to one of his commenters:

"The new bill would be for any reason," he wrote.

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