Much of America was shocked to learn about New York’s passage of a law that allows for an abortion during all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy, and for any reason. The law so expands abortion that even a child born alive in a botched procedure isn’t protected. The new law says health care practitioners that are not physicians may also terminate the child within the womb. It removes abortion from New York’s state criminal code, meaning if a baby in utero was to die from an assault on a woman there could be no severe prosecution. Furthermore, the New York law allows young girls of every age to have an abortion without parental consent.
The passage of the abortion bill was met with cheers and thunderous applause in the Gallery of the State Senate. After signing the legislation in the Capital’s Red Room, Governor Cuomo ordered the state’s One World Trade Center’s spire, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and the Alfred E. Smith Building, to be lit up in celebratory pink.
If ever the country was seemingly and largely immunized from the unspeakable evil of child-killing, what happened recently in New York should be the antidote. Wickedness is always progressive, and Americans are moving from the so-called objective of making abortions “safe, legal and rare” to merriment over infanticide.
What adds to these alarming circumstances is that “before New York’s legislature voted to remove gestational limits on abortion, seven states and Washington, D.C. already had laws allowing third-trimester abortions,” reports the Christian Post. Those states, say CP, are Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, and the nation’s capital. What is more, every state that has laws banning late-term abortions still allow it under certain circumstances, one of which can include “mental health” – a loophole in abortion rights law large enough through which a locomotive could pass.
Just recently a Virginia delegate, Kathy Tran (D), pushed for the passage of her bill, which failed, but would have allowed abortion at every stage of pregnancy including during labor. Rhode Island’s Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) has been pushing for legislation that allows abortions until live birth and also tramples parental rights by allowing minors to have an abortion without parental consent.
North Carolinians needn’t rest easy either. In 2017, companion legislation introduced by Democrats in the state House and Senate was very similar to New York’s new abortion law. Neither piece of legislation, S. B. 588 – Whole Woman’s Health Act and H.B. 563 by the same title, were acted upon by the House or Senate, and it’s a good thing they didn’t. The legislation would have legalized late-term abortions, repealed the state’s “Woman’s Right to Know,” law, legalized sex-selection abortions, allowed physician assistant abortions, allowed post 20 week abortions to be performed in clinics, eviscerated statistical reporting of abortions, expanded the type of physicians who could perform abortions to any physician and not simply an OB/GYN or those with experience.
Certainly, if the Democrats had been in the majority and not the Republicans, the legislation would have succeeded, and our current Governor, Roy Cooper (D), would have gleefully signed it into law. That’s not being politically partisan; it’s just the reality of the matter.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Rev. Mark H. Creech