One Year After Signing, Rauner Still Won’t Sign Pledge to Protect HB 40

Friday, September 28, 2018

 

Chicago, IL – One year after a “somber” Bruce Rauner signed HB 40, the failed governor still won’t pledge not to undermine the law despite the threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned with Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination.

Rauner has flip-flopped on a woman’s right to choose several times as governor — first campaigning that he has “no social agenda,” then saying he’s pro-choice, then telling conservative lawmakers and a Catholic cardinal that he’d veto HB 40, then signing it, and now refusing to pledge to protect it. Unlike Rauner, JB Pritzker has stood up for women’s rights his whole life and immediately signed Personal PAC’s pledge to protect HB 40.

“Bruce Rauner has a casual relationship with the truth and a casual relationship with keeping his word,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “After failing women time and again, Rauner’s refusal to pledge to protect HB 40 proves women can’t trust him.”

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