Senate Republican Deputy Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) issued the following statement after the Senate passed Senate Bill 1169, which amends the Healthcare Right of Conscience Act with a 31-24 vote:
“In the last couple of days more than 52,000 Illinoisans took time out of their day to file witness slips in opposition of the Democrats’ proposed amendment to the Healthcare Right of Conscience Act.
“They did this because they believe in a representative government and hoped that their voices would not be ignored. Yet, despite their efforts, the Majority party chose to ignore them. They chose to ignore the will of the people of our state because the Governor demanded changes to an incredibly important law designed to protect every Illinoisan’s strongly held religious and moral principles.”