New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Stands Behind New Abortion State Law; Says He Doesn’t Represent the Catholic Church

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he stands behind the new state law that legalizes abortion up until birth.

Cuomo told WAMC radio that he supported the “Reproductive Health Act,” which he signed last week. The law allows for abortions up to the point of birth if the life or health of the mother is at risk or the baby is not viable.

“With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body,” he said last week.

Cuomo is Catholic, but some Catholic bishops have said they would support excommunicating him from the church.

Tennessee Bishop Rick Stika of Knoxville tweeted: “This vote is so hideous and vile that it warrants the act (of excommunication).”

However, Cuomo said in the radio interview that he doesn’t “represent” the church.

“The Catholic Church doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to choose…I understand their religious view,” he said. “I’m not here to represent a religion.”

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Source: Christian Headlines