Darin LaHood

GOP congressmen say Rauner 'let down' Illinois on abortion

Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are criticizing Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing legislation expanding taxpayer-funded abortion.

The Republican congressmen on Tuesday touted their support for the bill outlawing most late-term abortions. They said Rauner "let down taxpayers and the unborn" last week by signing a law permitting Medicaid and government health-insurance abortion coverage. He previously suggested he'd veto the bill, but last week said he's pro-choice.

Illinois House Republican floor leader Peter Breen says an intraparty challenge to Rauner in March is "inevitable" as a result.

Although its prospects in the U.S. Senate...

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