“The #ReproductiveHealthAct is now law in New York State. We lit the spire pink to celebrate.” -Mayor Cuomo of New York
More Black Babies in New York City are Killed in Abortions Than Born Alive in New York City. (https://bit.ly/2FZ7nnX)
According to the New York State Department of Health, over 25 percent of pregnancies end in abortion in the state of New York each year.
Unless you’ve had your head in the sand, you’ve probably heard that New York passed a diabolical new pro-Abortion law.
The new law, called the Reproductive Health Act, includes these measures:
“Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion, pursuant to this article.”
• The legalization of abortion after 24 weeks. The law stipulates that third-trimester abortions should only take place for the health of the mother, a broad definition under Supreme Court precedent that applies to almost anything, including emotional health. New York’s previous law criminalized abortion after 24 weeks.
• The legalization of abortions performed by health practitioners other than doctors.
• The removal of abortion entirely from the criminal code. If a health practitioner botched an abortion or injured a woman, he or she would be held liable under the health law rather than the criminal code. A second-degree abortion, where an abortion is performed without the mother’s consent, is removed from the criminal code. That also means that if an abusive man assaulted his pregnant spouse, causing the death of the baby, he would only be held liable for the violence to the mother. Under previous law, someone who murdered a pregnant woman faced homicide charges for both the mother and the baby, which is no longer the case.
• A medical examiner is no longer allowed to investigate a death caused by “suspected criminal abortion.”
• The law defines abortion as a “right,” whereas before it was merely legal in New York.
Much of the news coverage described the law as “codifying Roe v. Wade,” a talking point from pro-abortion groups. Those groups had raised the specter of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe as impetus to pass the bill. But New York legalized abortion in 1970, so it would still be legal in the state if the Supreme Court overturned Roe. This new law goes further by enshrining abortion as a “right.”
-Abortion expansion in New York | WORLD News Group
Pro-Abortion advocates know that the current administration is a threat to their beloved rights to end the lives of babies in the womb.
“We have a president who’s made it very, very clear that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins declared before the vote. “Today, here in New York, we are saying no […] and we’re not just saying no. We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters. We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.”
During the 2016 Election many religious voices and leaders tried to downplay the issues related to Abortion. Those who were voting with this issue in their top five reasons to block a Clinton Administration were ridiculed as narrow voters who couldn’t see the Forest because of all the trees. Pro-life Judicial nominations or potential rulings was a plank that was met with derogatory disdain by anti-Trump voters. The rights and lives of the unborn were not legit enough to vote for a Trump Administration. Watching the news this week has given us a glimpse of what a Clinton Administration would of given us. No Administration is perfect but in my mind and heart…babies lives matter.
Never forget Remember: A fetus was the first to rejoice at the news of Jesus. (Luke 1:41)
This link takes you to the Bill and notice the lines that reference changing the law. Those are the sections that have important consequences, even though they are not mentioned in detail here in the language of the Bill.