Rep. Welter statement on HB 40

State Representative David A. Welter (R-Morris) released the following statement today in response to Governor Rauner's announcement that he will sign House Bill 40 into law:

"In government as in life, your words are only as good as your deeds. Today, Governor Rauner reneged on a commitment he made this spring to veto House Bill 40. I share the deep and profound disappointment of mothers, fathers and families across Illinois who stand for the sanctity of life and the principle of limited government. We are dismayed by the Governor's action today to compel taxpayer funding of abortion without restriction."