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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Pat Quinn: The Most Women and Child Friendly Governor in the US
With all due respect to the Governors of California and New York, Pat Quinn is the greatest champion of women and children of any sitting Governor. And Illinois voters should take note when voting in 2014.
The ongoing assaults in other states on women in health care, in the workplace and in government are escalating with each passing day. These attacks include: attempts to de-fund and shut down Planned Parenthood; forced ultrasounds before a woman can obtain an abortion; requiring insurance companies to refuse coverage for birth control and abortion; outright refusal to give rape victims information about emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms following an assault; the lack of equal pay laws coupled with no family medical leave; and legislation to make abortion illegal, unsafe and unavailable to millions of women. These are just some of the horrible circumstances now a reality in other states where anti-woman Governors rule. Think of the nightmares that are Rick Perry's Texas or Scott Walker's Wisconsin and you'll get the picture.
Not in our Illinois. Not with our Governor Pat Quinn. In Governor Quinn's Illinois, women and children are treated with respect and dignity -- not attacked, denigrated and humiliated.
Governor Quinn's leadership across a board spectrum of initiatives and laws to READ MORE