July 19, 2018
Governor Rauner appointed retiring pro-life State Rep. Patti Bellock to direct the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Governor Rauner and his wife have donated thousands and thousands of dollars to abortion provider Planned Parenthood, he signed into law a measure forcing Illinois taxpayers to pay for abortions for any reason, and the same law he lauded protects the right to abortion if Roe vs Wade is overturned. This move upset Democrats because the Governor is now "waffling" on the abortion issue because Rep. Bellock has a solid pro-life voting record.
Rep. Bellock while in the General Assembly, consistently voted no on issues related to reproductive health, she voted 'no' on HB40 and has a consistent record on voting against bills promoting reproductive health.
Along with voting against HB40, then-Assemblywoman Bellock over the years voted against requiring healthcare workers to discuss abortion as a health option, against stem-cell research, against allowing minors to obtain an abortion with parental consent, against health-insurance plans to cover birth control and against expanding sex education curriculum.
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