New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is all smiles, signing a late term, fully developed baby abortion law into action for the state of New York.
When the bill originally passed, video shows the assembly chamber erupting into cheers, with politicians and audience members applauding the bill as if it were a victorious symbol of strength.
Do these people have any shame whatsoever?
To be clear, this is not the passage of the “Women’s Reproductive Health Act”, but the permission to commit infanticide and call it by another name — an eight-pound baby can survive outside the womb with very little medical aid. Late-term abortion procedures are ghoulish and graphic: The Lozier Institute reports that "Abortions performed after 20 weeks gestation, when not done by induction of labor (which leads to fetal death due to prematurity), are most commonly performed by dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures.
These particularly gruesome surgical techniques involve crushing, dismemberment and removal of a fetal body from a woman’s uterus, mere weeks before, or even after, the fetus reaches a developmental age of potential viability outside the mother.”
Did the State Assembly and Senate know this and still applaud, or are we to assume somehow in the age of information they are willfully ignorant of the procedure?
Here’s how the Governor’s office spun the news.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today fulfilled his promise to sign into law the Reproductive Health Act, a key component of the 2019 Justice Agenda, within the first 30 days of the new legislative session. The Reproductive Health Act protects women's reproductive rights by ensuring New Yorkers can make personal healthcare decisions and medical professionals can provide crucial services without fear of criminal penalty. The legislation codifies Roe v. Wade into New York State law.
"In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women's reproductive rights, I promised that we would pass this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session - and we got it done," Governor Cuomo said. "Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. 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."
Meanwhile, pro-life groups are urging President Donald Trump to take further federal action to defund Planned Parenthood, pointing to New York's law and others being considered in some states as a reason to do so.
“New York’s legalization of abortion through all nine months and the attempts of lawmakers in Virginia and Vermont to do the same are examples of the horrific abortion laws that Planned Parenthood champions," Lila Rose, head of the group Live Action, said in a statement. "The President should fulfill his campaign promise to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars."
God help us all.