Illinois Supreme Court declines challenge to state-paid abortion law

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SPRINGFIELD — On Tuesday, the state Surpreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit to block a law that would allow the state to pay for abortions.

Former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the law in 2018. Illinois conservatives have been angry at him since then.

WEEK-TV reported that the lawsuit was brought by Sprinfield Right to Life against the state Department of Healthcare and Family Services to overturn the law. According to the TV station, plaintiffs claimed that the law didn’t give an estimate of the costs. And appeals court called it a “political question” and the plantiffs appealed to the state Surpreme Court.

The court did not give a reason for declining the lawsuit, WEEK reported.