CHICAGO – Just after Illinois social conservatives' applauded Governor Bruce Rauner's promise to veto a measure that would use taxpayer funds to pay for state employee abortions and declare that unborn babies are not "persons," came news that the governor and his abortion-advocating wife Diana are co-sponsoring a Planned Parenthood fundraiser next week.
Planned Parenthood has been under attack nationwide since undercover videos of the group's medical directors and abortionists were released, in which the personnel seemed to admit they were in lucrative arrangements with biotech labs for redeemable body parts from the aborted babies.
Not mentioning the title "governor," the Planned Parenthood event says "Diana & Bruce Rauner" gave $50,000 to co-sponsor the organization's 100-year anniversary on April 28th:
So at $500 an abortion, Illinois governor and his wife paid for 100 babies’ lives to be snuffed out before they are born.
No veto could ever compensate for this moral decrepency.
I don’t like it, but at least it’s THEIR money, not MINE.
Diana & Bruce Rauner lack moral values.
The unborn are innocent babies. Have their baby bodies torn limb from limb. Their baby head crushed.
Which one of these unborn babies would have been the person curing cancer.
No one has the right to kill another human being who is innocent. Unborn is not a crime.
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That is one way to cover all of the bases and to hedge all of your bets. Not very idealistic but very few involved in politics actually are idealistic anymore
Still thank Governor Rauner for his decision to veto HB 40. It is rare to get a decision like this,and should be appreciated. I may not agree with Gov. Rauner on everything, but as governor, Governor Quinn would not have given us anything, and neither will any current Democratic candidate for governor.
Wow – Never heard of Gov Quinn writing a check to baby butchers. Throughout the nation, Planned Parenthood is having to fight for their survival. Not in Illinois. In this state, people who say they’re prolife have to huddle quietly in the corner and watch as babies from all over the midwest come into this state to be torn limb from limb, and those body parts sold to research. And we should be thankful for the governor saying he doesn’t want to add to the state budget debt by paying for abortions?
As a Rev., how do you plan to explain this at the judgement seat?
Rev, Bob…the funding of PP is a disgustingly immoral act. Further, his playing both sides of an issue like this is decidedly distasteful and illustrates his attitude of thinking he is outsmarting everyone. Surround yourself with Kirk people and you start acting like Kirk. Good luck with that!
Rauner is awful and needs to resign the office. He is the worst Governor in the history of Illinois. Even Blago was better than this clown.
The promise to veto HB 40 may prevent the bill from ever reaching Gov. Rauner; some representatives who were considering or planning to vote for HB 40 and might have pushed it to passage at the time of the Women’s March next Tuesday may now choose not to support it and it may indeed never be called for a final vote. It is estimated that HB 40 would increase the number of abortions in Illinois by as much 15,000 per year from current levels around 40,000 per year.
Weak as Rauner may be in his opposition to abortion funding, his hands are close to tied by the fiscal and poitical aspects of the budget battle. Since Gov. Quinn wouldn’t have been engaged in the budget battle he would have had no reason NOT to sign HB 40 given his pro-abortion position. No matter how insincere Rauner may or may not be, it doesn’t hurt to thank him for the veto promise; one has to start someplace in an effort to convert anyone . . . and the pro-life people have converted a number of hard core practicing abortionists over the decades.
Why does this come as a surprise to anyone? Bruce and Diana Rauner gave big bucks to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – a member of the illegal alien lobby – and are commemorated on their plaque in Lincolnwood.
We chronicled it some years back:
And where is that “Tea Party leader” from Downstate IL, who admonished conservatives to “Put on your big-boy pants and vote for Rauner?”
Haven’t heard from him lately.
This country has ‘rich’ history of murder going all the way back to the Native American!
Thanks for your comments. Those who know me know that i stand for what is right and have done so in Springfield for over 25 years. Just come on down and see what you can do! I do not approve of the Rauner’s donation to PP and have been an advocate of stopping their funding for years already. BUT when someone does SOMETHING that is right, at least have the graciousness to recognize that. I have personally addressed my disagreements to Gov. Rauner, but recognize that since God could be gracious to me as a sinner, as a representative of Jesus Christ, I can be gracious to others who are sinners. John is right, some who have been sitting on the fence on this legislation will now have the courage to vote NO since the Governor has pledged to veto the bill.