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Rauner signs bill providing state insurance coverage for abortions

By CBS Chicago

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that would provide state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions.

The General Assembly controlled by Democrats approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until Monday, in part because he has changed his mind about support of the plan.

“I understand abortion is a very emotional issue with passionate opinions on both sides,” Rauner said. “I sincerely respect those who believe abortion is morally wrong. They are good people motivated by principle.


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