Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is one of the least popular governors in the country. He is reportedly under two separate criminal probes by the state’s Inspector General—one for potential illegal hiring practices and another for an “anti-violence program” likened to a slush fund.
It looks like he sees The Left’s current misinformation campaign about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling as a way to get a bump in his dwindling poll numbers.
The law he is talking about doesn’t really “protect” anything. It only puts an “advisory referendum” on the November ballot. From the Governor’s press release: @
House Bill 5755, sponsored by State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) and State Senator Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), creates an advisory referendum on November 4 asking whether any health insurance plan in Illinois that provides prescription drug coverage should be required to include prescription birth control as part of that coverage.
It’s not so much a referendum as it is an opinion poll where voters get to say whether they think other people should buy them free stuff. “Protect” seems like an overly strong word to use.