May 1, 2017
Video: Diana Rauner commits to Planned Parenthood's "essential services"
Mrs. Rauner was honored for the couples' "decades of support," including a recent $50,000 donation. In a 5 min video placed on YouTube by Politico's Natasha Korecki, the First Lady was welcomed with polite applause as she honored Helen Zell for her generosity for 35 years to Planned Parenthood.
The governor is in an awkward situation since promising to veto a bill that passed the Illinois House this week that would force Illinois taxpayers to fund abortions for state employees and women on Medicaid. HB 40 would reverse a moral position the state has held since abortion was legalized in 1973, and would remove Illinois statute language confirming the personhood of pre-born babies.
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