By Illinois Review
In 2018, Republican DuPage County Board member Greg Hart, Dist. 3 ran on a pro-life platform. That same year, Hart even received the endorsement of the Illinois Right to Life Action as a county board candidate.
But in 2022, as a Republican candidate for DuPage County Board Chairman, Hart had a change of heart – literally, only this time he was running as a pro-choice, pro-women’s rights candidate, indicating a major shift in policy in just four years.
In October, Hart’s wife Alex released a campaign video saying,
“As DuPage chairman, Greg won’t change our laws supporting a woman’s right to choose, and he will always support women’s health.”
And in a mailer that went out to DuPage County residents just a month before the November election, Alex Hart again reiterated that her husband,
“will always protect women’s rights and never restrict our right to choose.”
The problem with the mailer? The mailer was “Paid for by the Illinois Republican Party.”
That’s right, the Illinois Republican Party not only endorsed Hart’s pro-choice mailer, they even attached their name to it and paid for it.
Not only is this wrong, it contradicts the Illinois Republican Party Platform, which was adopted on October 3, 2020.
“We believe that our natural rights, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, begin at conception and continue until natural death.”
We support a human life amendment to the federal and Illinois constitutions affirming the right to life of unborn children, and we support making clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”
The document goes on to say that,
“We advocate the overturning of Roe v. Wade.”
But the most interesting part of the platform is the conclusion, which states,
“This Platform is that of the Illinois Republican Party. While we acknowledge and respect reasonable differences in opinion and discussion among Illinois Republicans, candidates for, elected public officials of, and party officials of the Illinois GOP, all shall endeavor to support the platform and uphold its planks.”
Hard to “support the platform and uphold its planks” when the IL GOP supports and endorses pro-choice candidates – a direct contradiction of its very own platform.
The fact that the Illinois Republican Party sent out a pro-choice mailer should enrage every freedom-loving patriot and it’s yet another reason why it’s time for IL GOP chairman Don Tracy to go.
We’re hearing that the Democratic Party of Illinois misses their 2002 Democratic candidate for State Senate. Perhaps Tracy is a better fit there than he is here.