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CCI Radio Hour: July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 show

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off the show, as Chicago attorney Jim Geoly joins Bob to talk about the Senate confirmation process. Next, state Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, discusses the impact of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding crisis pregnancy centers and how it may set a precedent for a similar Illinois case currently in the courts. Then, Greg Bishop, a journalist for the Illinois News Network, joins Bob to talk about a recent story he did on a 274 percent increase in the number of taxpayer-funded abortions for the first six months of 2018 as compared to the same time frame in 2017. He attributes the increase to the fact that HB 40 – which allows the use of taxpayer funds to pay for elective abortions in the Medicaid program, as well as the state employee insurance program – was implemented Jan. 1. Finally, Mary Kate Knorr, the new executive director of Illinois Right to Life, joins Bob to talk about her new role.