NYT: IL Governor Signs Abortion Bill, Angering Fellow Republicans


Bruce Rauner, the Republican governor of left-leaning Illinois, won praise on Thursday from some unlikely corners. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Chicago Abortion Fund stood behind Mr. Rauner as he announced that he would sign a bill expanding abortion coverage for women on Medicaid.


His usual allies were far less pleased. Just outside the state office here where Mr. Rauner announced his decision, the Republican floor leader for the Illinois House of Representatives called the decision “an absolute betrayal” and said he was withdrawing all future support for the governor.


“It was a hard-left, liberal stance,” said the floor leader, State Representative Peter Breen, who predicted that Mr. Rauner might now face a robust challenge in next year’s Republican primary campaign for governor, a race that Democrats also are lining up for.


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