State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the following statement expressing his opposition on the controversial House Bill 40, which passed the Illinois Senate May 10th:
“This legislation forces every Illinoisan to pay for elective abortions for any reason at any stage of pregnancy – even in the 9th month. This is wrong. And not only is it wrong to make Illinois taxpayers pay for elective abortion procedures, it’s extremely troubling that we are expanding state services in a time when Illinois is without a balanced budget, has more than $12 billion in unpaid bills, and vendors are waiting months to receive payment. We should be focused on ways to reduce costs—not advance costly controversial proposals that will cost the taxpayers even more.
“I take my responsibility very seriously when considering matters that deal with the lives of unborn children. Time and time again, poll results show a large majority of the people oppose taxpayer-funded abortions. I agree completely. I have spent much of my career fighting for those without a voice, and I will continue doing so in the Senate.”