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Monday, Sep 10, 2018

* Press release…

Sam McCann Introduces Bill to Repeal HB40, Ending Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Friday, Conservative Party gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann filed legislation to overturn House Bill 40, a law signed by Governor Rauner earlier this year that allows public funds to be used for abortions. McCann’s Bill would restrict public funding of abortions and return provisions that would bring Illinois in line with federal law in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned.

McCann issued the following statement:

    I am taking action on behalf of conservative families in Illinois to send HB40 to the trash heap, where it belongs. This abominable law is not only immoral, but fiscally reckless, and Illinois can afford neither at this critical time.

    After years of failed efforts to address Illinois’ financial crisis, Governor Rauner diverted badly-needed tax dollars to fund the expansion of abortion coverage across Illinois. This law forced taxpayers not only to accept the continued deaths of thousands of innocent babies, but to finance them as well.

    I am hereby calling for colleagues in both parties to support this effort to protect innocent life and end forced public funding for abortions.

* Meanwhile, a letter to the editor from a 27-year-old small business owner supporting McCann has made it into two newspapers so far. The gist

1. He is the only pro-life candidate running for governor (Gov. Bruce Rauner stabbed conservatives in the back when he signed a bill that allowed taxpayer money to fund abortions). J.B. Pritzker and Kash Jackson support the same abortion policies.

2. Sen. McCann is strongly against Gov. Rauner’s transgender birth certificate policy. J.B. Pritzker would also support transgender policies like this. Policies like this endanger children. Sen. McCann will protect children from dangerous transgender policies.

3. Sen. McCann is strong for the Second Amendment.

4. Sen. McCann is against Gov. Rauner’s sanctuary state policy.

*** UPDATE 1 *** This is almost hilarious

“Unlike Bruce Rauner who waffled on HB 40 and supports a Supreme Court nominee who could overturn Roe v. Wade, JB Pritzker has always stood up for a woman’s right to choose and will fiercely defend that right as governor,” said Pritzker campaign communications director Galia Slayen. “JB opposes this draconian rollback of reproductive rights and would veto an HB 40 repeal if it reached his desk — but the question remains: will Rauner join him or will this failed governor abandon Illinois women once again?”

*** UPDATE 2 *** Now comes Raoul…

Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for attorney general, opposes legislation that state Senator Sam McCann introduced last week to reverse the protections in House Bill 40, raising the question of whether Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold supports his move. HB 40 protects a woman’s right to choose and access healthcare even if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

“We simply can’t trust Erika Harold to defend a woman’s right to choose,” said Aviva Bowen, spokesperson for Raoul. “While she tells voters she’ll ‘enforce the law,’ her anti-choice allies, like Sam McCann and Peter Breen, are working hard to repeal a critically important law protecting women and their access to reproductive healthcare. Voters deserve to know; does Erika stand with McCann or would she actually defend HB 40 in court?”

Harold opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Last month, state Representative Peter Breen, the ringleader of opposition to HB 40 who even filed a lawsuit to try to block it, hosted a fundraiser featuring Harold.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

15 Comments »
  1. - Actual Red - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 9:21 am:

    “Policies like this endanger children. Sen. McCann will protect children from dangerous transgender policies.”

    What does this even mean? How does allowing people to alter their documents to reflect the way they actually move through the world endanger children at all?? What on earth is a “transgender policy???”


  2. - wordslinger - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 9:32 am:

    Running the Ives playbook is certainly his best chance to achieve his goal, which is to to siphon Rauner voters.


  3. - SAP - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 9:45 am:

    Rauner tried to take out McCann a couple years ago. You know what they say about payback.


  4. - Jocko - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 9:51 am:

    ==This abominable law is not only immoral, but fiscally reckless==

    Does Sam plan on paying for the postnatal and future healthcare of these innocent babies…or is that someone else’s problem?


  5. - don the legend - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 10:14 am:

    These kind of measures may only get McCann a few thousand votes but ole Governor “no social agenda” Rauner can’t afford to lose a single one.


  6. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    Ives came close to defeating Rauner in the Primary. Maybe the conservative voters that stay home will put him over the top with Rauner now…Maybe even JB…I’m sure that’s what Sam and his supporters think anyway.


  7. - PublicServant - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 10:16 am:

    That should read ’stayed home’. sorry.


  8. - City Zen - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 10:47 am:

    Since Operating Engineers Local 150 is bankrolling McCann’s campaign, it’s safe to assume they share these views.


  9. - Anonymous - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 11:27 am:

    I believe Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Kash Jackson is pro-life.


  10. - btowntruth from forgottonia - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 3:20 pm:

    ” dangerous transgender policies.”
    Anyone have any idea what he is talking about?


  11. - Skeptic - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 3:58 pm:

    “Anyone have any idea what he is talking about?” I’m not sure, but I think it’s a new version of the game “Madlibs.”


  12. - Thomas McCarty - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 9:09 pm:

    This is Thomas McCarty. In response to some of the comments about my letters to the editors. Rauner signed the transgender birth certificate bill and Pritzker will continue to promote that lifestyle. Pritzker has recently been endorsed by the Equality IL Pac who promotes transgenders, etc. If elected Pritzker will continue to take us down a very dangerous path like continuing to allowing transgenders in woman’s restrooms, etc. Also about Jackson being pro life, he says that he is pro life but will not stop abortions thru legislation. That doesn’t sound like a pro lifer to me.


  13. - JoanP - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 10:57 pm:

    “allowing transgenders in woman’s restrooms”

    Transgender women will, of course, use the restroom appropriate to their gender identity. Transgencer men will use the restroom appropriate to their gender identity. Just like you do (I assume). What’s the problem?

    (P.S. There is no such thing as a “transgender lifestyle”.)


  14. - wordslinger - Monday, Sep 10, 18 @ 11:34 pm:

    How the heck do you change your name from Benjamin Winderweedle to Grayson “Kash” Jackson?

    No.

    Kash “Action” Jackson.

    These Winderweedles, they don’t know from porn names.


  15. - Thomas McCarty - Tuesday, Sep 11, 18 @ 10:15 am:

    There is no such thing someone changing their gender. They are born what they are. Allowing men in woman’s restrooms has been proven to be dangerous (there have been many cases to prove this).


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