Abernathy presses for defeat of House Bill 40
Following her recent unsuccessful campaign for a seat in the state House, Dawn Abernathy updated constituents via her Facebook page regarding local action taken in response to pending legislation about which she had previously expressed reservations.
“HB 40 needs to be stopped,” Abernathy, who was elected as Mundelein trustee in 2013, stated on Facebook. “This would allow for taxpayer-funded abortion at every stage, even late-term abortions. Let your representative know you are against this bill."
She has joined several other public figures in endorsing the Lake County Right to Life PAC.
“Full room for the Lake County Right to Life Legislative Update,” Abernathy said via her Facebook post, commenting on the group’s packed event last weekend [Feb. 25] in Libertyville.
She thanked state Sen. Daniel McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) along with state Reps. Nicholas Sauer (R-Lake Barrington), Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor); Barbara Salvi Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) and Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) for their presence at the event.
Abernathy, who grew up in Libertyville, ran in 2016 for a seat in the state House of Representatives for the 59th District, losing to incumbent Carol Sente but telling North Cook News that she was not discouraged and may consider another bid for office in two years.
According to both the Lake County News-Sun’s and the Mundelein Review’s Facebook pages, Abernathy intends to seek re-election to the Mundelein Village board and was gathering petition signatures as of late 2016.