SPRINGFIELD — Some Illinois lawmakers oppose a state budget that includes funding for abortions.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last year expanding state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions . But there's no funding yet and a group of about 10 mostly Republican House members told a news conference Tuesday they won't support it.
They say they want a floor vote on financing abortions separate from a vote on the budget. But most would not commit to holding up a total state budget plan if they don't get their way.
GOP Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard said he would oppose a state budget that includes abortion funding. He says legislators shouldn't be forced into voting for something that "violates their deepest moral convictions."
The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn Thursday.