Express your outrage about New York’s new abortion law
January 28, 2019
I am sending a message to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators who voted in favor – and then celebrated – the new abortion law.
Below is my message, and when you click the link at its conclusion, you will have a chance to join me by expressing your outrage too.
A Message to Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York
and to the Legislators Who Voted for the New Abortion Law
Citizens across our country are horrified as they learn the details of the Reproductive Health Act, the new law that has just been enacted in New York State.
Americans have never endorsed a policy of abortion in the seventh, eighth and ninth months of pregnancy. Nor do they see merit in passing a law that makes it easier to get an abortion at that stage of pregnancy.
Moreover, we have seen compelling evidence of how unregulated and unscrupulous the abortion industry is around the country. To extend the ability to perform abortions to non-physicians can only exacerbate that problem.
Added to this, the failure to provide protections even to children who survive and abortion is a level of callousness that few citizens can comprehend, and many find impossible even to believe.
Across America, people – especially youth – are becoming more pro-life; more states are passing laws protecting children in the womb and their mothers; more moms, dads and families wounded by abortion are speaking out about its harm, and more people are catching the vision that “liberty and justice for all” includes children in the first nine months of their lives.
New York, in other words, is moving in the opposite direction from where America is moving.
Many Catholics are calling for the excommunication of Governor Cuomo for an action that so clearly contradicts the Catholic Faith and will lead to the killing of more children. Such an action belongs to a bishop to make and is not in our jurisdiction.
But what is up to us is to state clearly that enacting this law is contrary not only to the pro-life stance which many religions take, but contrary also to the very meaning of public service – which is supposed to protect the public – and to the very meaning of human decency, which never tolerates the killing of a baby. The right to life is a self-evident truth, which means that you don’t have to reason to it, and shouldn’t have to be reminded of it.
The only way to endorse a law like this is to be devoid of a conscience altogether. We will therefore do everything in our power to alert our fellow citizens about it, to reverse it, and to build policies across the nation that protect the most defenseless among us, the children in the womb.
Please click here to find out how to get your message to Cuomo and NY legislators
Father Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
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