Rep. Stewart Reacts to the Governor Signing HB 40

Freeport. State Representative Brian Stewart released the following statement in reaction to Governor Rauner signing HB 40: 
Today Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 40, which provides taxpayer funding for abortions.  Using taxpayer money for abortions means that people who hold a sincere moral opposition to abortion will now be forced to pay for them, which essentially takes away choice for all my pro-life constituents, said Rep. Stewart.  In a time when Illinois has $15 billion in unpaid bills this is neither the time nor the place to start a new government program estimated to cost tens of millions of dollars.  Our state is facing unprecedented challenges, and this bill only adds to those challenges.