Rauner’s unexpected decision to sign the abortion bill last year riled up the state’s social conservatives, and even prompted state Rep. Jeanne Ives to run against Rauner in the March primary. And while many dubbed Rauner a flip-flopper — with Cardinal Blase Cupich saying Rauner broke his word — the Republican governor has consistently cited his pro-choice views.

Pritzker was quick to respond to Trump’s pick on Monday and urged Rauner to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination “in full force.”

Kavanaugh is a conservative judge nominated Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican appointee who was a swing vote on some key issues. Democrats argue Kavanaugh’s elevation will cement a more conservative court for decades to come.

“A woman’s right to choose is on the line, LGBTQ rights could be rolled back, affordable healthcare could be brought down, fair housing, consumer protections, and environmental protections could all be decimated,” Pritzker said in a statement. “There are lives on the line here and this is a moment that calls for leaders of all political stripes to come together.”

Planned Parenthood of Illinois also entered the fray of Kavanaugh’s nomination, aiming to put pressure on newly named director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, outgoing state Rep. Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale. Bellock begins her position on Wednesday.

The group said Bellock has been “outspoken about her opposition to reproductive rights” and that her record shows “she would likely dismantle the protections created by HB40.”

But Rauner spokeswoman Patty Schuh called the group’s assessment “creative thinking.”

“Patti Bellock is the Governor’s choice as director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services,” Schuh said. “She is not the governor. Governor Rauner signed the law in Illinois to protect a woman’s right to decide, no matter their income.”