Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Tuesday, June 14th. Audio included below.
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the new law taking effect in Illinois that eliminates the need for parental notification in order for minors to obtain an abortion. I noted at the time how the Governor took the opportunity to crow about the expansion of “women’s rights” — (a worthy trade-off to destroying the rights of parents – and of the unborn, to his way of thinking it seems).
Now, Governor Pritzker is touting the anticipated overturning of Roe v. Wade as a sweet business opportunity for Illinois. While some state and city officials believe “reversing the landmark decision would help Illinois attract businesses eager to recruit young workers with socially progressive views,” the Governor seems particularly enthused about the prospect, noting, “This is another arrow in our quiver…We are always talking to companies about coming to Illinois, but this is another powerful point of discussion.”
That’s right – expanded abortion availability is now being spun by left-leaning politicians as a strong selling point for business recruitment. I guess they need something to offset the crime rates, corruption, and pension crisis?
I can hear the new ad campaign now: Chicago — Come for the abortions, stay for the crime!