CHICAGO - Despite his campaign rhetoric, Bruce Rauner may go down in history as one of Illinois' most socially and culturally transformative governors. He'll certainly be listed among the most effective for the Democrat, progressive left.
On Thursday, Rauner signed into law the widely unpopular HB 40, which lifts the ban on taxpayer funding of elective abortions and codifies Illinois as a pro-abortion state regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court may decide regarding Roe v. Wade.
Not surprisingly, the ACLU is ecstatic and hailing Rauner as a hero of their ghoulish, "pro-choice" cause.
They're also dancing on the grave of the late Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde, who, 41 years ago today, passed the Hyde Amendment that banned taxpayer funding of abortion and saved approximately 2 million unborn lives.
With the help of Gov. Rauner - who promised voters he had "no social agenda" - the ACLU sees Illinois as a harbinger of future victories across the country. They may be politically and eugenically correct, but they'll be culturally, ethically, and historically wrong. Thank you Gov. Rauner.