January 20, 2023

Pritzker Promotes Abortion at World Economic Forum

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. While answering questions as part of a panel of US politicians, Pritzker touted Illinois's abortion policies and argued that the federal government needs to follow suit. He went as far as to suggest that politicians should abandon any notion of bipartisanship to accomplish these goals.

"I want to disagree with Democrats and Republicans across this panel on something," Pritzker said. "There was a lot of talk about the desire for bipartisanship. I think that certainly if you ask the public, 'Do you think that Congress or that states should work in a bipartisan fashion?' the answer is yes. But what I think they really mean is they want to get things done... We have gotten things done for the United States at the federal level under this president, but the truth is it's not enough."

This comes as many suspect the pro-abortion governor is preparing to run for president.

"The people of our state want us to increase jobs, grow the economy, you know, make sure that in my state people want to ban assault weapons," Pritzker continued.
"We just did that. Protect a woman's right to choose. We just did that. Those are not happening at the federal level and should. But we're doing it at the state level. And it's true also about building our economy. We just passed $1,000,000,000,000 GDP for the state of Illinois. We're the fifth state in the country to do that. We're doing that with some help from the federal government, but frankly, we've had to chart a course and set an industrial policy essentially for our state.”
Pritzker's comments suggest that he believes more governmental policies, including abortion policy, should come from the federal level. States currently have the ability to democratically create their own abortion policies. A single-party rule operating under Pritzker's philosophy would send the United States backward and create an abortion policy even worse than what existed under Roe v. Wade, likely starting with pro-abortion federal legislation like the deceptively-named Women's Health Protection Act.