New York State Right to Life “speaks from the heart”
Editor’s note. The following comes from New York State Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate.
Recent years have brought good news for unborn babies in our nation: fewer doctors are now willing to do abortions, several abortion clinics are closing, there are currently more pregnancy care centers than abortion clinics, and many states are passing pro-life legislation.
Various states have passed laws protecting pain-capable unborn children, policies recognizing unborn victims of violence, measures prohibiting taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, and requirements ensuring informed consent and an ultrasound view for mothers prior to an abortion.
Instead of supporting these common sense policies, which serve to protect mothers as well as their unborn babies, pro-abortion advocates are striving to enshrine a “fundamental right” to abortion on demand in New York State law. The recklessly unregulated abortion industry in New York already targets those living in neighboring states, such as underage women seeking abortions without their parents’ knowledge.
Abortion advocates are pushing the so-called “Women’s Equality Act,” the tenth, abortion-expanding, component of which would allow non-doctors to perform abortions, sanction late-term abortionists operating outside of hospital settings, threaten the conscience rights of pro-life health care providers, decriminalize forced abortions, and obstruct efforts to enact common sense regulations on abortion.
Why is anyone in Albany willing to vote for a bill that would threaten more babies’ lives and pose a greater risk to their mothers? Our opponents are very noisy and effective. Their nonsensical “War on Women” narrative continues to be touted in the media, as though what New York women need most is more abortion.
It is our job to change the argument and demonstrate our commitment to supporting mothers facing unplanned pregnancies, pregnancy care centers, and legislators working to protect both mothers and children from further expansion of abortion in our state.
Letters to editors and legislators, calls to radio shows, and ordinary conversations with friends and relatives will get our message out.
And, of course, Tuesday’s election will make all the difference – recall that abortion expansion was only one vote away from passing the State Senate last session and that every senator is up for re-election. Please, share our pro-life voter guide [http://nysrighttolife.org/political_action] far and wide in the coming days. Their lives depend on us.
And we continue to pray, pray, pray.
Editor’s Note: We are so grateful to all who helped hold back abortion expansion last legislative session. Thank you! Only your vote and your continued efforts will protect the babies and their moms in the year to come.
Source: NRLC News