(Chicago, IL) — The Illinois House is sending the Senate a bill to expand insurance coverage for abortions. It’s a measure that puts Governor Rauner on the political hot seat. The bill guarantees that abortions would still be legal in Illinois if the federal law is ever struck down. It also allows state employees and Medicaid recipients to have abortions covered by tax-funded insurance. State Representative Sara Feigenholtz is the sponsor and said state workers and those on Medicaid are entitled to the same coverage as those on any other insurance plan. Governor Rauner had supported such an expansion before his election, but now, bowing to pressure from GOP conservatives, says he’ll veto it. Senate passage is expected.
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