Of the five leading contenders seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, only one supports the abortion rights that have been legally available to women for more than 30 years.
Although that may be in line with leading Republicans nationally, it is unusual in Illinois where top GOP officeholders for years, including several recent governors, have often opposed restrictions on abortions.
But this race is different. With the exception of retired Air Force Gen. John Borling, all of the candidates support curbs on abortion rights, with some limited exceptions.
At first I thought the headline to be a “duh” statement, but it really is surprising for Illinois. I also wonder if reporters all use a computer with a liberal dogma checker. That if they just typed abortion only it reminds them that it is dogmatically misspelled and replaces “abortion” with “abortion rights.”
I’m still having trouble deciding for whom to vote in the primary. We actually have some good candidates (although, in my opinion, none are as good as Fitzgerald), but electability will be an issue. The only guy with any charisma is named Ryan (now a death blow in Illinois politics), and, while pro-life, not very devoted to the issue.