Rep. Davidsmeyer Urges Governor to Veto Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Bill

State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is urging Governor Rauner to veto legislation that would vastly expand access to elective, taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois.

“This week the Illinois Senate transmitted House Bill 40 to Governor Rauner for final action. HB 40 will expand abortions on demand and require taxpayers to pay up to $60 million more every year in Medicaid costs for this life-ending procedure,” said Rep. Davidsmeyer.

Representative Davidsmeyer voted ‘NO’ on House Bill 40 back in April, but the bill narrowly passed the House and Senate and was transferred to the Governor’s desk this week.

“I am morally opposed to abortion and the taking of innocent life. Likewise, I see no reason why Illinois should spend $60 million more every year for elective abortions when we already owe $16 billion in unpaid bills to our hospitals, health care providers and social services,” said Davidsmeyer.

“It is hard to think that with as much money and research that we put into saving lives and caring for our most vulnerable citizens, we would work to expand a life-ending procedure at taxpayers’ expense. Now is not the time to be spending more money to expand abortion. I remain strongly opposed to this legislation and again call on the Governor to veto HB 40.”