Some 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton assured us that he wanted to keep abortion safe, legal and rare. Safe and legal may be easier to quantify than rare but apparently Governor Cuomo of New York didn’t get Clinton’s memo because we’re betting that his idea of rare with respect to abortion doesn’t matchup that well with the vast majority of Americans.
This past week, Cuomo introduced legislation that would radically expand access to abortion services.
From Life Site News:
Cuomo is pushing for a massive expansion of access to abortion in the state, including lifting restrictions on third-trimester abortions, allowing non-doctors to perform the procedure, and enshrining a fundamental right to “terminate a pregnancy” in New York state law.
Democrats for Life of America deemed the proposed bill “the most sweeping abortion legislation in the nation.”
The Democratic governor introduced the bill to cheers during his January 9 State of the State address, shrouding it in the name of “women’s equality.”
“The abortion language would allow late-term abortions, allow non-doctors to perform abortions, and supersede any reasonable restrictions such as parental notification,” the group stated.
“It is out of touch with the views of most Americans, out of touch with the views of most Democrats, and could hamper real reform for women's rights,” the Democratic group concluded.
Particularly “in a state that already has one of the highest abortion rates,” double the national average.
One-third of all pregnancies in the state end in abortion, and in some parts of New York City the abortion rate is more than 60 percent.
One would think that whether you are pro-life or pro-abortion, that decision to abort one’s unborn should be a weighty one and access to have that abortion not on equal footing as walking down the hallway and depositing a dollar bill into the vending machine for a soda.
Is it anti-choice or anti-reproductive rights to say that getting an abortion ought to take a little more effort than popping a bag of popcorn? Shouldn’t it actually be more difficult to get an abortion than to renew your driver’s license at the DMV?
At what point did this stop being about reproductive rights and start being about a culture of death when expediency to terminate a pregnancy becomes of paramount and fanatical importance?
Probably about the same time when instead of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, you want to make love to it instead.
Standby for the creepiest, most vile and disgusting Youtube videos we may have ever seen courtesy The Center for Reproductive Rights:
The mentality that is expressed here is one void of any compassion and empathy whatsoever. In fact it is soulless. Despite what the ad purports, there is no love expressed here only a selfishness that can't/won't recognize the gift of life seeing it merely as an inconvenience that should give way instead to inward directed gratification.
Our country is not better off because of this.