Choosing a new Governor for Illinois is something that should be considered carefully. The three runners are Pat Quinn (Democrat and current Governor), Bill Brady (Republican), and Rich Whitney (Green Party). To be honest, I am not sure what will happen if come November Bill Brady wins. Upon doing more research after I originally reported his stance on contraceptives not being covered by insurance companies (which he is in favor of), I learned that he is almost completely against what should be basic rights for women.
What Is Bill Brady’s Stance On Abortion?
I am well aware that each person has their own take on this issue. Bill Brady is one hundred percent against abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. What?! I am a believer in a woman’s right to choose, but I am also a person that would never take that option. What about those women that have to endure the physical and emotional pain of rape or incest? Should they be forced to carry that baby to term? Or worse yet, go to an illegal clinic and possibly run into more issues. I am a survivor of rape and had I became pregnant, I can’t honestly tell you what choice I would have made. To take away a woman’s right to her own body is not only disgusting but terribly wrong.
Bill Brady Voted Against FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
This one hits so very close to home for me as I am a mother of two young children. Currently I am not working a “real” job per se, but when I do go back to work I would like this option available. What if (god forbid), something were to happen to one of my children and I needed to take a leave? I wouldn’t be allowed it. As a man with children, I am disgusted and appalled that he has made this completely terrible vote against women.
Bill Brady Wants Insurance Companies To Not Cover Oral Contraceptives Or Devices
This is probably the most crazy thing I have heard in a long while. What is he thinking? Women would be getting pregnant left and right if birth control was not covered by the insurance companies. I would be extremely curious to see what the pregnancy rate in Illinois would be if he actually got this passed as law. I assure you, it would not be something to brag about.
Women of Illinois, it is time we all ban together and take a stance. I have seen how Bill Brady’s views will affect not only me but my family. A Governor that is against women is not something Illinois needs after all the scandal we have endured in the last years. Bill Brady is not the right choice for me and he certainly isn’t the right choice for women. If we all ban together, we can ensure a better future for our children and ourselves. A vote for Bill Brady as Governor is a vote against women’s basic rights. Just say no to Brady!